Yes

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Frontenac House, Apr 1, 2010 - Poetry - 84 pages
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An intensely reflective poet, Rosemary's work calls on the stink of the pig sty, the luminous words of Basho, the hoarse prayers of Walt Whitman. Her book with us, her first book, is an answer and declaration: Yes.
 

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Contents

My Father Comes Back
13
Be Not Far From Me
26
Rue Gay Lussac 1978
39
Silence Broken
55
The Starry Messenger
61
Flight
67
Gretel the Later Years
73
Places to Look for a Mother
80
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

 Born in the farming community of Castor, Alberta, Rosemary Griebel grew up on the prairies. There she experienced nature as both immense and intimate. It’s common to say that there is little room to romanticize nature when the lives and deaths of animals are commonplace and all around you. Yet Rosemary, currently Special Projects Manager with the Calgary Public Library, where she has worked for 20 years, always knew experience as both something to be felt and something to be spoken of. Rosemary’s poems have been published on CBC’s radio program Anthology, in national journals, in the Calgary Transit’s “Poetry in Motion” series of in-vehicle posters, and in chapbooks by Leaf Press. In the past two years, her poems have won FreeFall magazine’s national poetry contest three times – in the second year of the contest, two of her poems, unknown to the judges to be by the same author, tied for first place.

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