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Crossing the Salt Flats


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November 1999

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Christopher Wiseman invariably writes poems about basic human experiences, and in this collection, one of his finest, he is especially concerned with his family and ancestors. He emigrated from England as a young man, and his wife has relatives in the United States, so many of these poems involve travel -- but travel to one's human origins. Because the emphasis is on emotions we all share, however, the poems are never obviously or embarrassingly private; on the contrary, they are readily accessible and make an immediate impact -- though their subtleties may not reveal themselves until they have been reread and fully absorbed.'

Portrait

Born and educated in Britain, Christopher Wiseman came to Canada in 1969. He taught at the University of Calgary, where he founded the Creative Writing programme, until his retirement in 1997. His poetry, short fiction and critical writings have been published and broadcast extensively in Canada, Britain and the United States. His poetry has won two Province of Alberta Poetry Awards, the Poetry Prize from the Writers Guild of Alberta, the W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize and an Alberta Achievement Award for Excellence in the literary Arts. He has served on the Board of the Alberta Foundation for the Literary Arts, as President of the Writers Guild of Alberta, and as editor and poetry editor of both ARIEL and Dandelion. Christopher Wiseman lives in Calgary.

Pressestimmen

'Christopher Wiseman invariably writes poems about basic human experiences, and in this collection, one of his finest, he is especially concerned with his family and ancestors. He emigrated from England as a young man, and his wife has relatives in the United States, so many of these poems involve travel -- but travel to one's human origins. Because the emphasis is on emotions we all share, however, the poems are never obviously or embarrassingly private; on the contrary, they are readily accessible and make an immediate impact -- though their subtleties may not reveal themselves until they have been reread and fully absorbed.' -- W J Keith Canadian Book Review Annual 'Christopher Wiseman is a conscientious craftsman and in Crossing the Salt Flats shows himself remarkably adept at handling a variety of traditional forms: rondel, villanelle, sonnet. These formally structured poems are Wiseman's best.' -- Kenneth Sherman The Globe and Mail
EAN: 9780889842106
ISBN: 0889842108
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PORCUPINES QUILL
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1999
Seitenanzahl: 102 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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