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In the decade since the Saskatoon-based poet Anne Szumigalski died, all but one of her 16 collections have gone out of print.

In the decade since the Saskatoon-based poet Anne Szumigalski died, all but one of her 16 collections have gone out of print. For all that Szumigalski was a pioneer as a Prairie poet and beloved in her adopted Saskatchewan and beyond, this book never feels like a dusty tribute.

A Peeled Wand: Selected Poems of Anne Szumigalski Winnipeg . Regina: Coteau Books, 1994.

ISBN 978-1-897109-47-2 (posthumous poems). ISBN 978-1-55050-064-6. I think that Anne Szumigalski deserves to be heard, sounded, because she represents the highest achievement of the English-Canadian mystical oracular poet, perhaps equaled only by Gwendolyn MacEwen. Too, her defence of spoken word aligns her with the only poetic movement in Canada that is fully of the people, by the people, for the people.

Anne Szumigalski, SOM (January 3, 1922 - April 22, 1999) was a Canadian poet. She was born Anne Howard Davies in London, England, and grew up mostly in a Hampshire village. She served with the Red Cross as a medical auxiliary officer and interpreter during World War II, following British Army forces in 1944-5 across parts of newly liberated Europe.

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Anne Szumigalski died in 1999. 5 clippings about anne szumigalski. 6 clippings of interest. 136 Peeled Wand (A) Selected Poems of Anne Szumigalski (book). Scope and Content: This collection consists of Correspondence, Drawings by Anne and Drawing by Bob Haverluck, Writing by Anne Szumigalski, her Catalan Plays, Writing by Others and a small section of Writing by Others For Anne. There is 1 artifact, 15 photographs, 1 VHS Tape and 1 Audio Cassette Tape. 7 creative writing information. DRAWINGS 8 By Anne Szumigalski – for Sermons on Stones (includes 2005. 137 People’s Voice (The).

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Anne Szumigalski, SOM (b. 3 January 1922 in London, England, d. 22 April . 22 April 1999) was a Canadian poet. Most of her fifteen books are collections of poetry, but she also wrote a memoir, The Voice, the Word, the Text (1990) as well as . a play about the Holocaust. Her first book, Woman Reading in Bath (1974), was published by Doubleday in New York. Thereafter she made the deliberate choice to publish her work with Canadian presses. ISBN 978-1-897109-47-2 (posthumous poems).

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Anne Szumigalski died in 1999, and a year later Hagios Press published a book of her prose fables, Fear of Knives. Why in the world, you might be wondering, would Coteau want to publish yet another posthumous book? Shouldn’t the woman be allowed to rest in peace?

selected poems of Anne Szumigalski.

selected poems of Anne Szumigalski.

A Peeled Wand: Selected Poems of Anne Szumigalski offers a succinct, authoritative overview of the work of one of Canada's most remarkable and original poets. As Saskatchewan writer Elizabeth Philips points out in her introduction:

"Anne Szumigalski's poetry is infused with spaciousness, with the far-reaching intellectual and spiritual curiosity that supports the vaulting generosity of her imagination. In A Peeled Wand, the life of the imagination is not something fanciful, pyrotechnics that temporarily relieve us, or distract us, or otherwise reconcile us to the harsh exigencies of 'real life.' In Szumigalski's poetic universe, the life of the mind is the cosmic present, and we enter into this vast astonishment the moment we begin to read.

There is an extraordinary freedom in these poems, freedom to imagine other worlds, as well as worlds within worlds, and yet the work has an intimacy that is quintessentially human and ordinary, in the sense that the poems connect viscerally to the dailiness of human existence. It is this paradox, the union of the immediate and ever-changing with the everlasting, that sustains these poems, and makes them essential reading.

A Peeled Wand is both a distillation and reconfiguration of Anne Szumigalski's life's work. The poems have been arranged thematically into three sections. Roughly speaking, the first section has to do with childhood and that free access of invention that came so easily to Szumigalski's work. The second has to do with war and death, and the third with the spiritual, the urge to religiosity that, in this poet's work, is often shot through with humour -- leavened, in some way, with wit and sly insight."

The publication of A Peeled Wand brings Anne Szumigalski's finest poems back into print and allows a new generation to discover her work.


A Peeled Wand download epub
Poetry
Author: Anne Szumigalski
ISBN: 1897109474
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: Signature Editions (September 30, 2010)
Pages: 96 pages