Complex, intricately textured and polyphonic, this sequence of five long poems enacts the fulfilment of poetry and philosophy in one another. "In Schiller's terms, it is the elegiac longing for unity of soul and world, here expressed in some of the most beautiful poetry of 1986." -- Ronald B. Hatch, University of Toronto Quarterly
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A little about Jan Zwicky
Jan Zwicky has published five collections of poetry, including Songs for Relinquishing the Earth (Brick Books, 1998) which won the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 1999. She currently teaches at the University of Victoria.