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ECW Press Fall 2011

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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Aug 11, 2011 On Sale Date: Sep 01, 2011 Carton Quantity: 20 $18.95 CAD
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Winter Cranes
By (author): Chris Banks
Chris Banks


ECW Press - Toronto



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Sep 01, 2011
$18.95 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.22 in | 0.25 lb

Page Count:

64 pages
ECW Press
POETRY / Canadian / General

In Asian folklore cranes symbolize longevity, immortality, and good fortune. In Winter Cranes, his third collection, award–winning poet Chris Banks conjures these birds when he sees herons near his home towards the end of a long and difficult winter.

For the poet, cranes as a dominant image represent the gaps that exist between what we see and what we feel. His poems explore the impermanence of our modern lives — how our identities are shaped by the past and the present, memory and experience, the physical and the metaphysical. Winter Cranes shows Banks to be an uncompromising poet determined to understand his experience of a world constantly changing around him.

Raised in the Ontario communities of Bancroft, Sioux Lookout, and Stayner, award-winning poet Chris Banks has published two previous books. His first book, Bonfires, received the 2004 Jack Chalmers Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award. Banks lives and writes in Waterloo, ON.

“Banks writes complex, nuanced lines of narrative verse . . . He’s a maestro with the poetry of physical objects.” — Quill & Quire

“These poems convey meaning through evocative images rather than ponderous philosophizing.” — Toronto Star

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