The Word For Sand by Heather SpearsThe Word For Sand by Heather Spears

The Word For Sand

byHeather Spears


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Winner of the Governor General's Award for Poetry

Winner of the Pat Lowther Award

The poems are informed by the author's long sojourns in both Canada and Europe, and a new horizon appears: the author gets acquainted with a group of refugees from the Near East and in some of the poems describes their predicament and her own identification with these homeless people, who begin to define a new country of the mind.

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Poetry and the Pat Lowther Award.

Heather Spears, Vancouver-born writer and artist, has lived in Denmark since 1962. Her books include fourteen collections of poetry, four novels, and three books of drawings. She has won the Governor General's Award, CBC Literary Award and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award three times. As an artist she specializes in drawing in theatres, ...
Title:The Word For SandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 8.74 × 5.47 × 0.32 inPublisher:Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.

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ISBN - 10:091989710X

ISBN - 13:9780919897106

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Heather Spears is much more than a poet. Her sense is omnipresent; it’s only a coincidence that words are the medium for what is felt in The Word for Sand. This collection from the Governor General’s Award winner contains more than 50 poems that involve themselves with everything, from buses and the feeling of being behind Vancouver’s beaches to the aura of the clinical world and the geography of culture. Abstract only in theory, these pieces are like an epiphany, making more clear the modern condition as they juxtapose the surreality we have created for ourselves with the natural reactions that derive from them.