Salt Fires

Janet Barkhouse

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ISBN: 9781988286563

Salt Fires

  Author:   Janet Barkhouse    
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

Salt Fires is a volume of poems that embrace and reflect our human consciousness: our awareness, our blindness, our Shadow, our mythologies. They invite us to look at ourselves in ways that often are disconcerting, sometimes startling. Love of land infuses Salt Fires. Intimately inhabited and passionately shared, Nova Scotia’s farms, woods, and shores reveal themselves to be our Earth in microcosm.

A suite of Sable Island poems closes the book and affirms this notion—Sable Island, a strip of sand in a vast ocean, impossible, yet somehow here, like our planet, rich in life and beauty. This is the work of a mature poet who examines moral blindness and human frailties by inhabiting the experiences of the poems’ speakers with vulnerability and honesty. Accessible, clear, and alive with music, the poems inform and incite.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781988286563
Item PC0280
PublisherPottersfield Press
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published on August 29 2018
Language eng
Pages 80
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
Janet Barkhouse is a poet and writer living on Nova Scotia's South Shore. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies across Canada. Her children's book, Keeper of the Light, was named a "Best Book of 2017" by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Quick Quotes

"Timeless, wise, and sensual." —Barry Dempster, author of Disturbing the Buddha

"This is a stunning collection, Salt Fires the perfect title. Our connection to the earth is present, and palpable, without ever becoming a message: we learn by love." —E. Alex Pierce, author of Vox Humana