A Pair of Scissors: Poems by Sharon ThesenA Pair of Scissors: Poems by Sharon Thesen

A Pair of Scissors: Poems

bySharon Thesen

Paperback | April 1, 2000

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Whether riffing on rush-hour traffic, on walking the dog, or on watching TV, Sharon Thesen's incantatory poems capture elusive, overlooked moments, and together form an incisive and witty portrait collage of our daily lives.In spinning acts of violence into fairytales, mundane anxieties into catchy advertising jingles, and pedestrian scenes into surrealistic filmscapes, Thesen reveals to us a pair of scissors -- a double-edged sword where workaday events hold transcendent magic, and artful fantasies are born of inescapable banality. Sharon Thesen's collection brims with honesty, toughness, humour, and genius.
Sharon Thesen is the author The Good Bacteria, which was a finalist for the Governor General' s Literary Award for Poetry, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and the ReLit Award, and seven previous collections of poetry. She received the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for her collection A Pair of Scissors and...
Title:A Pair of Scissors: PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8.5 × 5.56 × 0.31 inPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887846475

ISBN - 13:9780887846472

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With her wry wit and sophisticated connection between the abstract landscapes of the mind and the physicality of daily life, Sharon Thesen is a master of her craft. A Pair of Scissors overflows with honesty and incantatory intelligence. Her work has been nominated for a British Columbia Book Prize and was twice shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for poetry. A Pair of Scissors is a wise collage of the overlooked moments in daily life, with meditations on workday events, watching television, rush hour traffic and walking the dog. Her genius and rare ability to find humour in the mundane, mark her place among Canada’s most important poets.