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Physical and fiercely lyric, Helen Humphreys' Anthem is a litany of want. A song of poverty and of desire, of the reach forward and the relentless backward glance. With stark images and subtle, tensile strength, her poems touch that rare interval between presence and absence, echo and answer, between wall and window and sky-that gap in which we live, the space words make.

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London, Ontario, Canada 1999 Softcover Very Good 1894078020. 12mo-18 x 14 cm.; 77 pp. Humphrey's fourth collection of poetry. A corner crease on the front cover, otherwise, a ... clean, tight volume. Read more Show Less

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Physical and fiercely lyric, Helen Humphreys' Anthem is a litany of want. A song of poverty and of desire, of the reach forward and the relentless backward glance. With stark images and subtle, tensile strength, her poems touch that rare interval between presence and absence, echo and answer, between wall and window and sky-that gap in which we live, the space words make.

SHORTLISTED for the 2000 Pat Lowther Award for best book of poetry by a woman published in 1999. WINNER of the 2000 Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry.

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"This poetry is as intellectually compelling as it is emotionally nuanced ... clearly a writer at the top of her game." Ñ Christine Wiesenthal, Canadian Literature

"With a spare elegance ... Humphreys is doing what most poets only imagine doing. She takes poetry back to its bones ... " Ñ Anne Simpson, The Antigonish Review

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  • ISBN-13: 9781894078023
  • Publisher: Brick Books
  • Publication date: 5/16/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.13 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Humphreys is the author of three previous books of poetry: Gods and Other Mortals(Brick 1986), Nuns Looking Anxious, Listening to Radios (Brick 1990), and The Perils of Geography (Brick 1995). Her novel Leaving Earth (HarperCollins 1997) has been published in seven countries and won the 1998 City of Toronto Book Award. She lives and writes in Kingston, Ontario.

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