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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books
News & Smoke includes selections from all six of Thesen’s previous books (of which only Aurora remains in print); unpublished poems from the fifteen year period of the late 70’s to the mid 90’s; as well as some work previously published only in magazines. All of the work is imbued with a spare, meticulous rigor, creating lines of a clear, pale light, punctuated by bursts of intense, flowering, staining colour- “odd graces of beauty, in whatever form, that make things real again.”
ISBN 13: 9780889224179 | ISBN 10: 088922417X
6 W x 9 H inches | 160 pages
$17.95 CAN / $13.95 US
Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
QUOTES OF NOTE
A compact and beautifully designed collection, nicely fleshed out with a broad selection of poems previously published only in journals and periodicals, not to mention its tantalizing sampling of new fare. Many will discover plenty to admire in News and Smoke.
— Toronto Star
About the ContributorsSharon Thesen
Sharon Thesen is a poet, editor, and writer who was based in Vancouver, BC, before joining the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, in 2005. She is the author of eight books of poetry, the most recent The Good Bacteria (Anansi). Her books include a selected poems, News & Smoke (Talonbooks), Aurora (Talonbooks) and several titles from the 1980s and 1990s from Coach House Press. She has been involved in the Canadian and Vancouver poetry scene for many years.
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