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Wildness Rushing In

by dee Hobsbawn-Smith

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list price: $17.95
edition:Paperback
category: Poetry
published: May 2014
ISBN:9781926710259
publisher: Radiant Press
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In this amazing first collection of poetry, Habsbawn-Smith displays a skill and passion for capturing and creating experience through language. Here is a new, and original voice that sparks with intelligence in its full-tilt explorations of nature, solitude, joy, loss and love. At once sensory, contemplative, compassionate and packed full of startling insights, Wildness Rushing In is an exciting and accomplished poetic debut. "It will come as no surprise to readers of wildness rushing in that dee Hobsbawn-Smith is also an accomplished chef. Here is a feast of tastes and flavours arriving from many regions and nooks of existence, served up with a wisdom that knows its wordless "loveliness in loss" equally with its sharp jolts of awe. She's been there, and brought them to the writing with passion and wit. Savour the lovingly evoked texture of Bennett's old garage, with its Victory Bond poster and the typewriter ribbon unspooling from a shelf; the cow moose with its "dancer's drawl"; that painful moment when a lover's movements undressing flashes back to the father's arm reaching for the belt. These finely focussed poems invite us into a sensuous and emotionally rich landscape: o taste and see." - Don McKay

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dee Hobsbawn-Smith

Dee Hobsbawn-Smith is a poet, writer, chef, educator, and advocate. Between 1992 and 1994, she was chef and co-owner of Foodsmith, a Calgary restaurant that featured locally raised ingredients on a menu that changed daily. For eight years, Dee wrote a column for the Calgary Herald called "The Curious Cook". She also hosted an annual farm tour for the City Palate for twelve years. These experiences provided her with ample opportunity to visit growers in their fields. Foodshed is her fifth book. She lives west of Saskatoon with her partner and their pets.

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"Imagine this"--Colonel Williams' confession as black ice, time the "great white horse" rushing across the summer solstice sky, dead farm machines surfacing from ice as reincarnated dinosaurs, "a young mother's half-cooked / egg-like life," and you'll know something about wildness rushing in--"the great mutiny / of the unexpected." I'm struck by the presence of hands--touching, holding, gathering, making, cleaning, sorting, punishing,--throughout the book. Hands "make sense / of the thread of things" and in the end they create: "Close / your fingers on the clay and feel life / taking shape again." dee Hobsbawn-Smith's poems summon "first being / then not," the on-going exchange that governs not only human life but the universe itself. No mean feat! Maureen Scott Harris

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