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Black Moss Press, 2003 - Poetry - 64 pages
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This collection from Peterborough poet Betsy Struthers explores what it is to be living at the beginning of a new century in the middle of an ordinary life; that of a wife, a mother, a woman who works and travels, and reads and remembers. Through the calm contemplation of sensation and experience, these poems discover the extraordinary in the dailiness of existence, how life and love continue even in times of loss, both personal and political.

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About the author (2003)

Betsy Struthers has published eight books of poetry, including "Still" (Black Moss Press), winner of the 2004 Pat Lowther Memorial Award for the best book of poetry by a Canadian woman, and three novels as well as co-editing an anthology of essays about teaching poetry. Her first book of short stories, "Relay: Short Fictions", was also published by Black Moss Press.Struthers received the Silver Medal as runner-up for the Milton Acorn Peoples Poetry Award in 1994 and was short-listed for the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel Award in 1993 and the CBC Literary Awards in 2006. A past president of the League of Canadian Poets, she has read her work from coast to coast in Canada, in Australia, and in North Carolina, including the Sleeping Giant Literary Festival in Thunder Bay, the Spring Pulse Poetry Festival in Cobalt, Ontario, and the Labrador Creative Arts Festival in Happy Valley/Goose Bay. Her poems and fiction have been published in many anthologies (most recently, In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry and Going Top Shelf: An Anthology of Canadian Hockey Poetry) and literary journals; she has taught workshops in both poetry and fiction to students of all ages from kindergarten to adults. Resident in Peterborough since 1977, Struthers works as a freelance editor of academic texts.

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