Knife on Snow

By (author): Alice Major

What portents must you divine when a knife falls from the sky into your snow covered yard? With Knife on Snow, Alice Major employs history, myth, and science to understand a world ablaze.

From the bitumen hills of Fort McMurray to the barren reaches of Iceland, Knife on Snow shows us an earth bathed in dragon’s breath, and like the Norse gods bound to their fate, we stand transfixed by the reaping of our actions, both driver /and passenger– part-cause / part-witness of earth’s unwinding.

As you would expect in Alice Major’s expert hands this unwinding yields to an evolution , a discovery, an acceptance of struggles end and the possibility of a tomorrow unknown. All from a Knife on Snow.

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Alice Major

Alice Major has published twelve collections of poetry, two novels for young adults and an award-winning collection of essays about poetry and science. She came to Edmonton the long way round. She grew up in Dumbarton, Scotland – a small town on the banks of the Clyde, not far from Glasgow. Her family came to Canada when she was eight, and she grew up in Toronto before coming west to work as a reporter.


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What portents must you divine when a knife falls from the sky into your snow covered yard? With Knife on Snow, Alice Major employs history, myth, and science to understand a world ablaze.

From the bitumen hills of Fort McMurray to the barren reaches of Iceland, Knife on Snow shows us an earth bathed in dragon’s breath, and like the Norse gods bound to their fate, we stand transfixed by the reaping of our actions, both driver /and passenger– part-cause / part-witness of earth’s unwinding.

As you would expect in Alice Major’s expert hands this unwinding yields to an evolution , a discovery, an acceptance of struggles end and the possibility of a tomorrow unknown. All from a Knife on Snow.

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Dimensions:

96 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

April 01, 2023

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Turnstone Press

ISBN:

9780888017680

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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