This new collection, by one of Canada’s most accomplished poets, includes the long poem “Rewinding Time,” which won a National Magazine Award (Gold) for poetry. Sarah Klassen sings of paintings and symphonies, of gardens and mermaids, of miracles on mountaintops and the private language of birds, evoking landscapes that range from Gauguin’s Tahiti and Pizarro’s Cusco to the poet’s own childhood home in the Manitoba Interlake, weaving a colourful tapestry of poems that question, mourn, hope, and remember what it means to live on earth.
About the Author
Acclaimed fiction writer (The Peony Season), poet (Simone Weil: Songs of Hunger and Love, Dangerous Elements, Journey to Yalta) and editor (Poets in the Classroom), Sarah Klassen was born in Winnipeg, and currently resides there. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Winnipeg. Aside from writing, she has taught English in the public school system in Winnipeg, and at summer institutes in Lithuania and Ukraine.