Sudbury poet Kim Fahner continues her lifelong look at the trees and birds and water of northern Ontario in her fifth poetry collection, THESE WINGS. From those who labour in the mining underworld to the vulnerable lives we construct above them, Fahner walks us to the thin place between aching and soaring, where something holy is glimpsed between people, and between natural and created worlds. "You cannot walk it out, this love. You cannot push it out through the soles of your feet, urging it down // into the earth, into hidden labyrinths of nickel and copper. It begs you to carry it, tired and weary. "
Kim Fahner was the fourth poet laureate of the City of Greater Sudbury (2016-18), and was the first woman to be appointed to the role. She has published four volumes of poetry, including You Must Imagine the Cold (Scrivener Press, 1997), braille on water (Penumbra Press, 2001), The Narcoleptic Madonna (Penumbra Press, 2012), and Some Other Sky (Black Moss Press, 2017). She is also a playwright and a novelist.
Monica Kidd is the author of six previous literary books, most recently the poetry collection The Year of Our Beautiful Exile (2015). As well as writing, she has worked as a seabird biologist and as a reporter for CBC Radio. She lives in Calgary, Alberta, where she is a family physician, a fledgling letterpress printer and co-publisher of Pedlar Press.
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