Breakwater Releases Tom Dawe and Gerald Squires’ Critically Acclaimed Art-Poetry Collaboration: Where Genesis Begins


 Special Gala Event

April 09, 2009 at the Johnson Geo Centre

175 Signal Hill Road

7 p.m. – Gathering

7:30 p.m. – Visual Presentation and Reading

8-9 p.m. – Cocktail Reception



“To have the quiet wisdom carried in Tom Dawe’s finely crafted poems in complex conversation with Gerald Squires’ powerfully inscaped paintings: the overtones are endless. To recall a similarly inspired collaboration I have to reach back to the seventies, when Ted Hughes connected with Leonard Baskin.”

– Don McKay, two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award

“It has always seemed to me that Tom Dawe and Gerald Squires share an underlying vision … In addition to giving a remarkable overview of the work of these two creative geniuses, Where Genesis Begins provides us with the opportunity to explore the many threads that connect their work.”
– Bernice Morgan, award-winning author of Random PassageWaiting for Time, and Cloud of Bone

“For those of us born and raised on this island, hard-wired into its weathers, tides and history, the combination of Tom Dawe and Gerry Squires resonates like fish and brewis – not necessarily in that order.”
Christopher Pratt, famed artist and poet.

“Sage, saint and satirist ,Tom Dawe is at his vintage best in Where Genesis Begins, one of the great books of the year if not of the decade”
John Ennis, Award-winning poet and author of New Hibernia

“These pages are both sumptuous and pristine in design … This writing is superb and makes Where Genesis Begins more than an art book.”
– Joan Sullivan, The Telegram

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