High Speed Through Shoaling Water
by Tom Wayman
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 DescriptionLonglisted 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.