Whylah Falls

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Polestar Book Publishers, 2000 - Poetry - 203 pages
10 Reviews
Whylah Falls is a rare, beautiful, and extraordinary book of poetry-one that is in as much demand 10 years after its publication as it was when first released. Whylah Falls is a mythic community in the heart of Black Nova Scotia populated with larger-than-life characters: lovers young and old, murderers, muses, and musicians. The powerful and sensuous narrative sings with the rhythm of blues and gospel, spinning a complex, absorbing tale of unrequited love, earthy wisdom, devouring corruption, and racial justice.

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User Review  - Calla - Goodreads

Okay, full disclosure, I had to read this for a seminar at university. Otherwise I wouldn't have chosen it and I probably wouldn't have finished it. That said, I didn't hate it, even though I feel ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

I am so inspired by this writer he takes your breath away with his use of the English language, his language of love and life. He is lyrical in his work. Clarke pays tribute to the blues, epic poetry ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

George Elliott Clarke is the winner of the Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry.

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