Shell by Olive SeniorShell by Olive Senior


byOlive Senior

Paperback | October 15, 2007

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In Shell, Olive Senior continues her ongoing investigation of the natural world, the nature of poetry and the power of her Caribbean heritage. She is our guide through realms of miniature elegance, those of shells in their abundant manifestations. With her grace, generosity and world-renowned lyricism, Senior gives us hen's eggs as hymns, molluscs as metaphors, shells of all kinds - sometimes fragile, sometimes unyielding - as home, as womb, as token and as totem. Ultimately, she places these shells, small and delicate, at the heart of the Jamaican cane fields, revealing a history rich with culture and haunted by slavery. These are Senior's most powerful and affirming poems to date.
As a poet, fiction writer, journalist and editor, Olive Senior is one of Canada's most internationally recognized and acclaimed authors. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for her fiction collection Summer Lightning and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for her poetry collection Over the Roofs of the World, he...
Title:ShellFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.26 inPublished:October 15, 2007Publisher:Insomniac PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897178484

ISBN - 13:9781897178485

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