Always Now: Sunblue ; No time

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The Porcupine's Quill, 2003 - Poetry - 288 pages

Always Now: Collected Poems of Margaret Avison, encompasses in three volumes all of the published books, from Winter Sun (1960) to Concrete and Wild Carrot (2002), and is framed by a gathering of uncollected and new poems respectively. When complete, Always Now will present all of the poems, up to 2002, that Margaret Avison wishes to preserve. sunblue and No Time, the two books collected here, are growth rings; the poems are rings within rings of reflection on the creation and the Creator. In these poems, Margaret Avison's faith, now constant, is dynamic, challenging her as well as her reader (`from the namby-pams / of the cloaking faith I wear / deliver me').

 

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Contents

A Note on the Text
13
Grass Roots
25
March
31
Morning Bus
37
Technology Is Spreading
43
Sestina 1964
48
511
61
Intercession
74
Meeknesses
166
Call and Recall
172
Known
179
Riddle
185
In Sultry Weather
189
Withstanding
195
Levellers
201
Money Needs
211

We Are Not Poor Not Rich
87
Kohoutek
96
Then
103
A Streetcar Sketch
109
Preface
115
Today July 18 1967
121
On the doorsill of her death
130
Only all looking to the core
136
1988 as through the Reign of Ahab
142
Detroit Chicago 8 a m Platform 5
147
Silent Night in Canada in 1848
153
Seeing So Little
159
The Banished Endure
217
He himself suffered when he was tempted
223
It Bothers Me to Date Things June the 9th
225
To a Factfacer
231
Priorities and Perspective
237
The form not the purpose of the parable
243
Wrong Word Because Language Has to Be Also Human
255
Incentive
261
Learning Love a Little
267
Acknowledgements
273
Index of Titles
279
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About the author (2003)

Margaret Avison was born April 23, 1918 in Galt, Ontario. She was raised in Regina and Calgary. She earned her degree from the University of Toronto, 1936 to 1940 and her M.A. from 1963 to 1965. She spent 8 months in Chicago on a Guggenheim Scholarship and two years' teaching at Scarborough College, University of Toronto from 1967 to 1968. She worked for eight months from 1973 to 1974 at the University of Western Ontario as Writer-in-Residence. Avison has won several leading awards; two of her books have won the Governor General's Award and her book Concrete and Wild Carrot won the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2003. Margaret Avison died in August 2007 in Toronto.

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