Lyric poems of tense clarity. "Jan Zwicky has an extraordinary ear; her sense of tone, rhythm and diction is almost unerring, so that a poem, which can't be described as making any large statement, rings with poetic energy.You get to the end with that wonderful feeling of having more than the usual amount of oxygen in the brain." -- David Helwig, Toronto Star
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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.