The Word for Sand

By Heather Spears

The Word for Sand
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The poems are informed by the author's long sojourns in both Canada and Europe, and a new horizon appears: the author gets acquainted with a group of refugees from the Near East and in some of the poems describes their predicament and her own identification with these homeless ... Read more


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The poems are informed by the author's long sojourns in both Canada and Europe, and a new horizon appears: the author gets acquainted with a group of refugees from the Near East and in some of the poems describes their predicament and her own identification with these homeless people, who begin to define a new country of the mind. Winner of the Governor General's Award for Poetry and the Pat Lowther Award.

Heather Spears

Heather Spears is an award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and she has published several collections of drawings. Spears divides her time between Denmark and Canada. She is a Governor General Award-Winner.

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