Child Eating Snow

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Exile Editions, Ltd., 1994 - Poetry - 111 pages
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Written by one of Canada’s most distinctive poets, this collection of lyric poems, elegiac in their exploration of memory, offers a way of transcending the present and informing the future.
 

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Contents

Baby Upside Down In A Light Snowfall
11
Blue Fur Hood
12
Christopher
13
Fugitives
14
Madame Matisse The Green Line 1905
16
Migrations
17
Child Eating Snow
18
Moving On And With A Glance At Rilke
22
Jeanne DArc
35
Ethnic Poem
36
Namelessness
37
Old Legends
38
A Thought From Yeats
39
Annunciation
40
Where The Soul Goes In Summer
41
Love Poem
42

Exuberance Paul Klee 26 Separation In The Evening Paul Klee 1922
26
Couplets Late September
27
The Structure Of The Ground
28
Paris 1957
29
Then
30
Poem Depending On Dashes
31
Jeanne DArc
33
Jeanne DArc
34
Things That Cant Speak
43
Ethnic Poem II
45
A Man I Once Knew
46
The Long Semesters
47
Daylight Saving
60
Bad Ghosts
73
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About the author (1994)

David Wevill was born a Canadian in Yokohama, Japan, where his family had been living for two generations, in 1935. He left for Canada before the outbreak of World War II, moved to England during the 1950s, read History and English at Caius College, Cambridge, and gained a reputation as a premier young poet during his association with the London-based literary collective The Group. Wevill moved to Texas in the late 1960s, where he co-edited Delos: A Journal on and of Translation and taught at the University of Texas at Austin until his retirement. The author of sixteen books, his poetry was first showcased in the Penguin Modern Poets series and has since been awarded with an Arts Council Book Prize, the Richard Hillary Prize, two Arts Council Poetry Bursaries, an E.C. Gregory Trust Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Poetry (Chicago), Harper's, The Listener, The Observer, The Spectator, and on the BBC. Wevill lives in Austin, Texas. Among his many books are CASUAL TIES (Tavern Books, 2010) and DEPARTURES: SELECTED POEMS (Shearsman Books, 2013).

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