Dimensions: 66 pages, 3.64 × 3.25 × 0.2 in
Published: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1771080507
ISBN - 13: 9781771080507
From the Publisher
Can you lasso the wind?
Can you whip it a-gale?
Can you make oceans bend
To cradle each lost whale?
Lasso the Wind is the first collection of children''s
poetry by renowned poet and playwright George Elliott Clarke. By
turns absurd, witty, playful, and profound, Clarke''s poems speak
to the vivid wonder, the bright joys, and the secret pains of
growing up in this world.
With bold and contemporary illustrations by Susan Tooke,
Lasso the Wind is a masterpiece.
About the Author
George Elliott Clarke, Febraury 12, 1960 - George Elliott Clarke was born in Windsor Plains, Nova Scotia on February 12, 1960. He earned an Honours B.A. in English from the University of Waterloo, an M.A. in English from Dalhousie University and a Ph.D awarded by Queens University. After college, he accepted a position as assistant professor of English and Canadian Studies at Duke University, where he taught topics such as nationalism, post-colonialism, and New World African Literature. In September 1998, he transferred to McGill University in Montréal and became the third Seagram Visiting Chair of Canadian Studies for 1998-1999. He also taught at the University of Toronto as an assistant professor in English. At the age of 21, he received first prize in poetry from the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia in 1981. In 1983, he was runner-up for the Bliss Carman Award for Poetry. While studying at Queens, he was named winner of the Archibald Lampman Award for poetry in 1991. While teaching at Duke, in 1998, he won the $25,000 Portia White Prize for Excellence in the Arts, That same year, he was awarded a Bellagio Center Residency by the Rockefeller Foundation of New York City. In 1999, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University, and the University of Waterloo Arts Alumni Achievement Award. He is also the recipient of a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, from University of New Brunswick. On September 9, 2000, Clarke was awarded Outstanding Writer of a