- Paperback: 88 pages
- Publisher: Palimpsest Press (Sept. 15 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0978491734
- ISBN-13: 978-0978491734
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #724,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Calm Things: essays Paperback – Sep 15 2008
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"Despite jostling between objects and emotions, Lemay rarely succumbs to sentimental reverie without purpose; nor does she attempt to make bric-a-brac shimmer with empty words. In a kind of Roethkean or Keatsian sense, Calm Things describes the imaginative power commonplace objects hold." - The Malahat Review"In part a consideration of the mysterious life of objects, in part a meditation on the art of still life, in part a love song to her husband, visual artist Robert Lemay, and in part a reflection on the craft of poetry, this is a book in the tradition of Rilke's Letters on Cezanne." - Prairie Fire
About the Author
Shawna Lemay was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Lemay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Honours English, and has just recently completed her Masters in English<>both at the University of Alberta. Lemay lives in Edmonton with her husband, Rob Lemay who is a visual artist, and their daughter Chloe. She currently works for the Edmonton Public Library. Other works by Lemay include Still (self<->published),Against Paradise (McClelland & Stewart), and All the God<->Sized Fruit (McGill<->Queen<>s University Press)<>the winning title of the Gerald Lampert and Stephan G. Stephansson awards.
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