Flying Lesson: Selected Poems

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byPaulette Jiles

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Governor-General's Literary Award winner Paulette Jiles has brought together in this collection a selection of poems representative of her work over the last decade. Many of her poems exploring the white frozen interior of the Canadian north will be found in this volume, as well as a series ofpoems calling up the bar and bawdy-house days of composer Scott Joplin's ragtime - appearing here in book form for the first time. Jiles' delight is in narrative lyrically evoking the landscape through which her stories travel. In "Song to the Rising Sun", commissioned for CBC Radio, shecelebrates the Arctic landscape even as pollution threatens its harsh purity.

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Governor-General's Literary Award winner Paulette Jiles has brought together in this collection a selection of poems representative of her work over the last decade. Many of her poems exploring the white frozen interior of the Canadian north will be found in this volume, as well as a series ofpoems calling up the bar and bawdy-house da...

Poet and writer Paulette Jiles was born in Missouri and came to Canada in 1969. She spent seven years in the Canadian north, working with native communication groups. She presently lives in San Antonio, Texas. Her most recent publication is the memoir North Spirit: Travels among the Cree and Ojibway Nations and Their Star Maps (199...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195410971

ISBN - 13:9780195410976

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