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Unlearning Ice

Written by
Liliane Welch


Cover of Unlearning Ice



93 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888872395
$14.95 CA





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About the Book Full of music and intimate meditations, varied and inventive in form, Unlearning Ice celebrates the rhythms imposed by the seasons.
Situated in Europe, the spring and early summer poems reinvent a "geology of desire" from encounters with art works, mountains and friends. Singing out of New Brunswick, autumn and winter poems unlock the sensuous melody of "a land that hungers for language." In this Canadian setting, Welch turns a fresh eye on Luxembourg, and engages in sustained poetic conversations with Luxembourgish painter Gust Graas and New Brunswick photographer Thaddeus Holownia.
Unlearning Ice reaches accross the Old and New Worlds, as Welch turns her compassionate ear to the rich silences, the lost and living musics of the landscapes and the cultures that she loves.
Other Borealis titles by Liliane Welch:
Assailing Beats(1979) Fidelities(1997) Frescoes(1998) The Rocks Stillness(1999)





About the Author Liliane Welch
Liliane Welch (1937- ) is a Canadian poet. Borealis has published six books of her poetry: "This Numinous Bond" (2003), "Unlearning Ice" (2001), "The Rock's Stillness" (1999), "Frescoes" (1998), "Fidelities" (1997), and Assailing Beats" (1979). She co-authored two volumes of criticism on modern French poetry, and published a book of essays, "Seismographs" (1988). Her writings are included in anthologies and translated into other languages. She taught at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick.





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