An Anthology Against Thirst
Dry Wells of India
"We are often told that words cannot really change the world, and by themselves they cannot. But in partnership with human initiative and inventiveness and will, they stand more than a candle's chance in the harsh winds that are blowing over the earth."
Book DescriptionThe Canadian Poetry Contest was launched to provide funds to help Canada India Village Aid in its programme of building dams and digging wells to counter the serious drought conditions that have arisen in northwestern India. A total of 1,255 poets entered no less than 3,223 poems. This collection includes the six prize-winning poems by John Pass (first prize), J. Dalayne Barber, Ron Charach, Jan Conn, Kerry Johanssen and Dale (David) Zieroth plus 45 by such well-known poets as Dorothy Livesay, Anne Marriott, H.R. Percy and Susan Musgrave as well as a host of others, many published here for the first time.