Cosmologies

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David R. Godine Publisher, Jun 30, 2003 - Poetry - 203 pages
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THE FIRST COLLECTION of Page's poems to be published in the U.S., Cosmologies is a careful distillation of her critically acclaimed two-volume Hidden Room. Page's socially conscious work focuses on our planet and on the beauty of existence. Anchored by a masterful use of metaphor, her poems quote knowingly from Eliot, Thomas, and Robert Graves. As editor Eric Ormsby says in his foreword, this "supreme escape artist of [Canadian] literature... is the shrewdest of observers ...a citizen not only of the world but of the earth."
 

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Contents

Foreword
14
l1nages of Angels
27
Evening Dance of the Grey Flies
49
Poor Bird
63
Dwelling Place
77
Outcasts
91
Bank Strike
104
Paranoid
117
S
139
Visitants
152
The Bands and the Beautiful Children
165
StarGazer
178
The Answer
191
Acknowledgements
205
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About the author (2003)

P. K. Page 1916-2010 P. K. (Patricia Kathleen) Page was born in Dorset, England on November 23, 1916 and moved to Canada in 1919. She was a founder of the magazine, "Preview" and a scripwriter for the National Film Board. Her work "the Metal and the Flower," won her the Governor General's Award. She has also won the Oscar Blumenthal Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Award, the Canadian Authors' Association Literary Award and the Hubert Evans Prize for "Brazilian Journal." In addition, she was the recipient of the Banff Centre of Fine Arts National Award in 1989 and she is a Life Member of the League of Canadian Poets. Although most known for her writing, Page is also an artist. She exhibits her paintings under the name P. K. Irwin (as she is the wife of diplomat Arthur Irwin). Her works are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She died on January 14, 2010

Eric Ormsby's poetry has appeared in most of the major journals in Canada, England and the U.S., including "The New Yorker, Parnassus" and "The Oxford American." His first collection of poems, "Bavarian Shrine and other poems" (ECW Press, 1990), won the QSpell Award of 1991. In the following year he received an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award for outstanding work as a poet'. His collection, "Coastlines" (ECW Press, 1992), was a finalist for the QSpell Award of that year. A sixth collection, "Time's Covenant, " appeared in 2006 with Biblioasis. His work has been anthologized in "The Norton Anthology of Poetry" as well as in "The Norton Introduction to Literature."

Eric and his wife Irena currently live in London, England.

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