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Magpie Days
By (author): Brenda Sciberras
9780888014894 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POETRY / Canadian / General Canada Sep 15, 2014
$17.00 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.29 in | 0.3 lb 112 pages Turnstone Press

Clever and persistent, Magpie Days, the debut poetry collection from Brenda Sciberras, picks through the baubles and trinkets of the everyday. And like the black and white plumage of the magpie, Sciberrasââ'¬â"¢s poems balance the exquisite tension between joy and misery. Evoking life-defining events from the remembrance of a first bicycle to the loss of a close friend, these poems acknowledge pleasure and pain as necessary to life.

Brenda Sciberras is a Winnipeg writer whose poetry has appeared in several Canadian literary magazines and anthologies. She holds a BA from the University of Manitoba and divides her time between working fulltime in a library, singing in the Spirit’s Call Choir, writing, and her family. Magpie Days is her first book.

At the heart of Magpie Days< is a father lying in a hospital bed, dying, and his daughter sitting next to him, watching him go. Other losses are explored and for each a bright memory persists. Magpies circle these poems for those memories, the glint of life they give off. The absences that wonââ'¬â"¢t be silenced are recorded here in trustworthy detail by a poet who is exploring not only loss but how memories persist by shining.

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