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by (author) Harry Thurston

Gaspereau Press Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jul 2023
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    Publish Date
    Jul 2023
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The poems in Ultramarine explore our relationship with the passage of time, both as individuals and as a species. Whether he’s examining the lost world of childhood through the long lens of memory, piecing together random fragments in the broken mosaics of his ‘tesserae’ poems, or wrestling to put the exile, isolation and vulnerability of the global pandemic into a more-than-human-world perspective, Thurston tracks “Light and occult, / the two realms we navigate,” trusting that the persistence of these “frail human signs” might still signal hope and possibility.


About the author


Harry Thurston is the author of several collections of poetry and twelve nonfiction books, including Tidal Life: A Natural History of the Bay of Fundy, winner of three non-fiction prizes in the Atlantic region; The Nature of Shorebirds: Nomads of the Wetlands; and A Place between the Tides: A Naturalist's Reflections on the Salt Marsh, which received the 2005 Sigrid Olson Nature Writing Award in the United States and was shortlisted for the 2005 BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. He has also written for such magazines as Audubon, Canadian Geographic, and National Geographic. Thurston lives in Nova Scotia.


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