Treading Fast Rivers by Eleonore SchönmaierTreading Fast Rivers by Eleonore Schönmaier

Treading Fast Rivers

byEleonore Schönmaier

Paperback | September 17, 1999

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This collection of linked poems takes us on a journey where angels ride bicycles, wounds both grieve and heal, and "our will / diving through the shuddering / wet world, carries us." Resonant with "a longing so ardent and spacious," these are poems of place and displacement, sickness and health. A poet of striking maturity, Eleonore Schönmaier writes of icy depths and serene pools with equal ease. Unflinching when charting the terrains of human nature and the natural wilderness, she travels to such far-flung landscapes as Crete and Portugal, and the watery depths of the Sargasso Sea. Closer to home she looks beneath the surface of Northern mining communities and explores an abandoned lighthouse on the Atlantic coast.
Eleonore Sch?nmaier is a writer living in Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia."
Title:Treading Fast RiversFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 8.86 × 6.74 × 0.23 inPublished:September 17, 1999Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0886293618

ISBN - 13:9780886293611

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Eleonore Schonmaier carries us along a continuous journey through connected poems where angels ride bicycles and wounds both grieve and heal. Filled with longing, the poems in Treading Fast Rivers resonate with illness and health, place and displacement. With striking maturity, ease and eloquence Schonmaier writes about the human will as she delves into a watery, symbolic world of icy depths and serene pools.