The Artemesia Book

By (author): Colleen Thibaudeau

Granddaughters, asters, Medea cakes, para pom tandle, Mrs. Roker raking, Caraquet, angelic recurrence, Neruda, zupzupzup, the high bush cranberries, the Somme, a waterfall in Iceland that cries by the thousandsful, the Strawberry Shaman and the Japonica Bushelful Bountiful Lady: you would never mistake a Colleen Thibaudeau wordscape for any other. Her poems might have been written just after the imagination was invented. So lithe and playful, so naturally leaping even in elegy, they would seem like fabulous accidents if Colleen hadn’t been making them, with no loss of freshness, for over forty years. There is a lifetime of poems in this book.

AUTHOR

Colleen Thibaudeau

Colleen Thibaudeau Reaney, poet and beloved wife of James Reaney, passed away on February 6, 2012 in London, Ontario. Colleen’s poems and short stories have appeared in magazines and journals since 1945.

Reviews

“I don’t think there’s a more exciting poet writing in Canada today, and I know we won’t see a more important book of poetry published this year.” Ñ Herman Gooden, London Free Press

“This is an impressive collection by a gifted and original poet … serious play … great skill and deftness.” Ñ Elizabeth Brewster, The Fiddlehead

“Thibaudeau’s mature voice is more inclusive, more generous, and more positive than most … a poetry of personal daily love, of reachable revelation.”–Glen Downie, Event


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Granddaughters, asters, Medea cakes, para pom tandle, Mrs. Roker raking, Caraquet, angelic recurrence, Neruda, zupzupzup, the high bush cranberries, the Somme, a waterfall in Iceland that cries by the thousandsful, the Strawberry Shaman and the Japonica Bushelful Bountiful Lady: you would never mistake a Colleen Thibaudeau wordscape for any other. Her poems might have been written just after the imagination was invented. So lithe and playful, so naturally leaping even in elegy, they would seem like fabulous accidents if Colleen hadn’t been making them, with no loss of freshness, for over forty years. There is a lifetime of poems in this book.

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Details

Dimensions:

172 Pages
8.75in * 6.25in * 0.75in
0.8lb

Published:

January 16, 1991

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Brick Books

ISBN:

9780919626492

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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