Author: Tom Dawe Genre: Poetry Format: paperback Pages: 328 Dimensions: 5.5 × 1 × 8.5 in Weight: 1 kg Published: March 22, 2019 ISBN: 9781550817553
For almost fifty years, Tom Dawe has stood as one of the most respected and admired poets in Newfoundland. This definitive, necessary collection spans five decades of poetic achievement, reprinting each of Dawe’s published collections while gathering previously uncollected poems along with a stunning body of new work. This volume stands as a testament to a monumental achievement for readers both at home and abroad.
Canada Book Award Winner
“The value of Dawe’s work lies in how it navigates such shifting identities not by ignoring or romanticizing the past but by looking on it with a tender and necessarily critical eye. His poems may be set firmly in Newfoundland, but they often marshal the timeless, placeless sense of folk tales and in this way achieve universal reach.” – Mark Callanan, The Walrus
“The singular, defining pleasure and challenge of this book is enjoying, collectively and poem-by-poem, Dawe’s ability to detail but not define a space or a moment. In lesser hands the images and instances rendered here could be reduced to clichés and tropes, but Dawe opens them to interpretation and conversation… There is something particularly comforting about reading Dawe’s poetry at this moment: in knowing that we now are speaking to our future selves marvelling and wondering at the community we became.” – Paul Chafe, Newfoundland Quarterly Vol. 113 No. 1