Dream World [NOOK Book]

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In her elegant new collection, Alison Pick, a brilliant poet of sensuous moods, atmospheres, and dreams, explores the mystery concealed within the world we know and recognize. Always evocative, always alluring, her poems are not interested in mere events, but in the fabric inside the emotions that events can provoke. She writes of love, of leaving, of wandering, and of home — not necessarily in that order. With captivating language and shining imagery, her poems travel out through layers of landscape — ...
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Dream World

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Overview

In her elegant new collection, Alison Pick, a brilliant poet of sensuous moods, atmospheres, and dreams, explores the mystery concealed within the world we know and recognize. Always evocative, always alluring, her poems are not interested in mere events, but in the fabric inside the emotions that events can provoke. She writes of love, of leaving, of wandering, and of home — not necessarily in that order. With captivating language and shining imagery, her poems travel out through layers of landscape — residential, geographic, emotional, cerebral — creating a guidebook to the hidden, a sparkling tour through the lush and varied backcountry of human experience.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Pick’s wonderfully personal, lyrical language takes the reader to the spiritual heart of things. Meditative and often elegiac, this is language that sings and is always in the right key.”
- Jury citation, E.J. Pratt Poetry Award

“Pick’s voice remains clearly her own, consistently so, and remarkable throughout for its calmness and stillness . . . this is a voice to be reckoned with.”
- The Fiddlehead

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551992457
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/24/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • File size: 118 KB

Meet the Author

Alison Pick’s writing has appeared in The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and enRoute Magazine. Her first collection of poems, Question & Answer, was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award and the E.J. Pratt Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award. In 2002, Pick won the Bronwen Wallace Award for most promising Canadian poet, and her poetry has gone on to win the National Magazine Award and the CBC Literary Award. Her first novel, The Sweet Edge, was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year. Alison Pick lives in Toronto.

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Not Talking

When you leave I go to the wood
that wears its being like a loose down
vest. Windfall, deadfall, I duck under
words, the quiet forest assembling itself
around the thought of thought. Lie in the snow,
my face turned up. Somewhere close,
the river’s mouth is choked with last fall’s
leaves. Nothing left to say about
all our endless nothing-said, talking
held in place of touch like slides held up
to light. Naked maples, empty-handed,
reach toward that potent height where
things unseen return as form. Magic
trick, mysterious flicker: you turn and take
my hand. Lead me down the trampled trail
where language beat a fast retreat;
show me the hollow behind your heart
where all the cold’s pressed down.
We’re up to our knees now, headed for silence.
Come and lie down with me there.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Great read

    But bad ending

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Risssecrest

    Walks in, desparately saddened by something.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Jay

    What about a girl who is quite pe in complexion an has mid waist long dark brown hair and blue-green eyes. She wears a jay feather in her hair.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    Hey author

    I read your story in school have any idea of who i am?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Courtney

    Cool! So do we go?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    What the fudge?

    The things I find when I search weird words.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Raven

    ((The other's aren't on, Zero.))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Lucy

    I will post mine tomorrow (gtgtb bbt)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Erika/Wing rose

    Celestia did find her

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Sheila

    "Sorry igtg i have a soccer game tomorrow. G'night,Night"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Sioux

    ((Arrion, where did I rp Parker and Stella?)) Sat in her tree.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    The creator

    (I could have daleks come in......) she walked out of a door from seemingly nowhere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Dash

    *Flies around bored.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Sabariam

    Anothr rp...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Francis Phantom

    That wasn't so hard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Arwen is

    Back!!! Anyone miss me?

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