104 pages, 9 × 11 × 1 in
March 9, 2009
Breakwater Books Ltd.
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1550812661
ISBN - 13: 9781550812664
From the Publisher
Where Genesis Begins is a collaboration of two of Newfoundland's foremost artists: Tom Dawe, a profoundly visual poet, and Gerald Squires, a profoundly poetic painter. The book contains thirty-seven poems by Dawe, twenty-nine of which have not been published before, and seventy-one artworks by Squires.
The book opens with an essay by Martina Seifert of Queen's University in Belfast and closes with an afterword by poet, novelist, and essayist Stan Dragland of Newfoundland.
About the Author
Born in Long Pond, Manuels, Conception Bay South, Tom Dawe has been a teacher, professor of English (Memorial Univesity), visual artist, editor, writer and poet. His work includes poetry, fiction, dramatic script, folklore and children's literature. His is also one of the founding members of Breakwater Books Ltd. and TickleAce magazine.
Winner of many awards and honours in arts and letters, he was recently awarded honourary membership in the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador and induction into Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Hall of Honour. His work has been studied in schools and colleges around the world. Rewriting Newfoundland Mythology: The Works of Tom Dawe, a book by Martina Seifert, was published in Germany and Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2002.
Gerald Squires was born in Change Islands, Newfoundland, in 1937. He obtained much of his early training in art in Toronto, where his mother, a Salvation Army officer, was stationed when Squires was twelve. In 1969 he returned to live in Newfoundland with his wife Gail and daughters Meranda and Esther, settling in 1971 at the Ferryland lighthouse residence and then moving to Holyrood in 1983.
Squires received the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council's Ted Drover Award for Achievement in the Visual Arts in 1984 and an Honorary Doctorate from Memorial University in 1992. In 1999 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art and was also appointed Member of the Order of Canada. He received the Go
"It has always seemed to me that Tom Dawe and Gerald Squires share an underlying vision...In addition to giving a remarkable overview of the work of these two creative geniuses, Where Genesis Begins provides us with the opportunity to explore the many threads that connect their work."-Bernice Morgan, award-winning author of Random Passage, Waiting for Time, and Cloud of Bone"To have the quiet wisdom carried in Tom Dawe’s finely crafted poems in complex conversation with Gerald Squires’ powerfully inscaped paintings: the overtones are endless. To recall a similarly inspired collaboration I have to reach back to the seventies, when Ted Hughes connected with Leonard Baskin."-Don McKay, two-time winner of the Governor General's Award"For those of us born and raised on this island, in this Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, hard-wired into its weathers, tides and history, the combination of Tom Dawe and Gerry Squires resonates like fish and brewis – not necessarily in that order."-Christopher Pratt, famed artist and poet."Sage, saint and satirist ,Tom Dawe is at his vintage best in Where Genesis Begins, one of the great books of the year if not of the decade"- John Ennis, Award-winning poet and author of New Hibernia"These pages are both sumptuous and pristine in design…This writing is superb and makes Where Genesis Begins more than an art book."- Joan Sullivan, The Telegram“Some books stay with you and you will return to them again and again.Where Genesis Begins is one of tho