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ISBN 13: 978-1-55017-401-4
ISBN 10: 1-55017-401-0
5.5 x 8.5 - 160 pp
May 2007
CAD$17.95 • USD$17.95

High Speed Through Shoaling Water

Tom Wayman, one of Canadaís most beloved poets, follows his Governor Generalís Award-nominated My Father's Cup with a new collection of 80 poems.

Book Description

Longlisted for the 2008 ReLit Award for Poetry

High Speed Through Shoaling Water incorporates the beauty of the rural landscape with the strangeness of living in todayís world. These deceptively simple poems cover rural life, social issues, love's vicissitudes, aging and the writing life. Throughout the book,
Wayman interweaves reflections on the landscape of world and work with musings on personal and communal history.

High Speed Through Shoaling Water is both celebratory and elegiac, personal and politicalórecording the passage of time, the events that mark the years and the biological force that bears all living things forward, whether they want to travel that way or not.