The Snowbird Poems by Robert KroetschThe Snowbird Poems by Robert Kroetsch

The Snowbird Poems

byRobert Kroetsch

Paperback | September 22, 2004

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It's a matter of knowing winter. Snowbird travels south, seeks warmth, and begins waiting. Robert Kroetsch's new collection, The Snowbird Poems, is a brilliant flight of departure. Beached where he watches a drowning horizon, teased by romance, Snowbird lets his responses become a message in a bottle to the lost and for the found. Appearing at first wearing bifocals and drinking from a fake coconut, Snowbird goes on to retrieve the footprint of story from the ocean of memory.
Born in Heisler, Alberta, Robert Kroetsch published his first novel, But We are Exiles in 1965, and his book The Studhorse Man (1969) won the Governor General's Award for Fiction. Throughout his career, he steadily elaborated his indelible mark on Canadian writing with his fiction, non-fiction, poetry, teaching, and scholarship.
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Title:The Snowbird PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9 × 5.25 × 0.35 inPublished:September 22, 2004Publisher:The university of Alberta PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888644264

ISBN - 13:9780888644268

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"Snowbird's self-deprecating and self-deconstructing observations are vintage Kroetsch..The long "Poem for My Dead Sister" manages to be deeply elegiac and deeply committed to wordplay and rhyme." Bert Almon, Canadian Book Review Annual, 2005.