POETRY / Canadian
Feb 28, 2019
5.5 x 8 x 0.5 in
Mayor's Celebration of the Arts Award, Mid-Career Artist 2018, Short-listed
Sudbury poet Kim Fahner continues her lifelong look at the trees and birds and water of northern Ontario in her fifth poetry collection, THESE WINGS. From those who labour in the mining underworld to the vulnerable lives we construct above them, Fahner walks us to the thin place between aching and soaring, where something holy is glimpsed between people, and between natural and created worlds. "You cannot walk it out, this love. You cannot push it out through the soles of your feet, urging it down // into the earth, into hidden labyrinths of nickel and copper. It begs you to carry it, tired and weary."