Tuesday Sep 16 2014 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, SaskatoonPost a comment Event type: reading, signing
Glen, a biologist studying killer whales in the Salish Sea, is desperate to comprehend his daughter Ruby's mental illness. He follows her through the streets, catching glimpses of the horror-filled world in which she now resides. Meanwhile, he uncovers disturbing parallels between Ruby and the mysterious death of a young killer whale, found with a body full of toxic pollutants. Elegantly told and affecting, High Clear Bell of Morning illustrates the strain on families confronted with psychotic disorders, while at the same time celebrating the natural world and sending a cautionary warning of what we all have to lose.
Decomposing Maggie (Turnstone, 2003), In the Hands of Anubis (Brindle & Glass, 2009) and Falling From Grace (Brindle & Glass, 2011), which was awarded a Silver medal in the 2011 Independent Publishers Book Awards. Eriksson is a founding director of the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy. She lives on Thetis Island, British Columbia, with her husband, poet Gary Geddes.is the author of three previous novels:
What Does a House Want? affirms Gary Geddes’s place as one of the premier Canadian poets of his generation. Equally at home with the lyric and the long poem, Geddes brings his “deadly accuracy in language and form” and his no-holds-barred style to bear on U.S. multinationals, Israeli-Palestinian violence, the guilt of Leon Trotsky, P.O.W.s, assassins, mad-bombers, China’s bloody Emperor Qin Shuhuang, and the reputation of Ezra Pound. “Sandra Lee Scheuer,” a lyric on the Kent State killings, has been described as “the kind of poem most poets wait a lifetime for;” and The Terracotta Army, an award-winning sequence on politics and art, insists on the marriage of story and song, embracing narrative, yet achieving a rare and luminous lyric intensity.
has written and edited more than forty books of poetry, fiction, non- fiction, drama, criticism, translation, and anthologies, and won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region) and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. When not serving as Distinguished Professor at Western Washington University or Visiting Writer at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, he resides on Thetis Island, British Columbia.