A Curious Beatitude


Sarah Klassen

About the Book
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 Gaughin’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.

“This is a moonscape and a girl in blue flowered dress flies across the pocks and crevices,hair streaming like the outpoured morning sun.She’s got a smooth grey stone cradled in one hand, a sturdy stick gripped in the other. Her light feet, winged and sandaled, barely touch the rough terrain.
Her child face shines.” from“Vacation on Saturna Island”

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.

1-897289-04-9 ISBN 13—9781897289044
96pp 6 x 9 in