The Colours of the Forest

The Colours of the Forest

Tom Wayman
$16.95


In this new collection, Canadian poet Tom Wayman, long honoured for his incisive observations on life in the workplace and the classroom, takes a more personal turn. Many of these poems celebrate the gains and losses of "middle-aging," while others reflect on the deaths of parents and friends. Readers of "Life with Dick" and "The Big O" will be relieved to find that, through it all, one quality of Wayman's writing that keeps gaining in vigour is his fine subversive sense of humour.

Considered the guru of the North American work poetry movement, Wayman adds depth to the tradition in his latest work by writing white-collar workers alongside blue-collar workers, drawing on his experiences in both worlds.
Prize(s): Short-listed Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (2000) 


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550172027
Paperback / softback
6.0 in x 9.0 in - 160 pp
Publication Date: 01/01/1999
BISAC Subject(s):: POE011000-POETRY / Canadian,POE000000-POETRY / General 
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In this new collection, Canadian poet Tom Wayman, long honoured for his incisive observations on life in the workplace and the classroom, takes a more personal turn. Many of these poems celebrate the gains and losses of "middle-aging," while others reflect on the deaths of parents and friends. Readers of "Life with Dick" and "The Big O" will be relieved to find that, through it all, one quality of Wayman's writing that keeps gaining in vigour is his fine subversive sense of humour.

Considered the guru of the North American work poetry movement, Wayman adds depth to the tradition in his latest work by writing white-collar workers alongside blue-collar workers, drawing on his experiences in both worlds.
Prize(s): Short-listed Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (2000) 

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Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550172027
Paperback / softback
6.0 in x 9.0 in - 160 pp
Publication Date: 01/01/1999
BISAC Subject(s):: POE011000-POETRY / Canadian,POE000000-POETRY / General 
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