Anthem by Helen Humphreys

By Helen Humphreys

Winner of the 2000 Canadian Authors organization Award for Poetry and shortlisted for the 2000 Pat Lowther Award and the 2001 Milton Acorn Memorial People’s Poetry Prize

Physical and fiercely lyric, Helen Humphreys' Anthem is a litany of wish. A tune of poverty and of hope, of the succeed in ahead and the relentless backward look. With stark pictures and sophisticated, tensile power, her poems contact that infrequent period among presence and shortage, echo and resolution, among wall and window and sky -- that hole within which we are living, the gap phrases make.

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