Cloud Physics
ISBN: 978-0-88977-470-4
Series: Oskana Poetry & Poetics 3
Year: 2017
Pages: 64
Binding: Paperback
$19.95

In her third collection of poetry, Karen Enns ranges over endings of many kinds: cultural, ecological, and personal. But the poems are also replete with affirmations of love, of music and language, and of our rootedness in place and history. Enns describes our predicament with startling and surreal precision, yet also with tenderness and compassion. Her work is unusually wise in the ways of innocence as well as grief.

A former pianist, Karen Enns is now a writer and teacher. Her first book, That Other Beauty, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, and her second, Ordinary Hours, was shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

"The poems in Cloud Physics need to be listened to as much as read. These are poems informed by music as well as by language. Bells, wind chimes, waves, whispers, medieval chants and orbital winds are part of an untethered longing. There is a sense, in this book, of something loosed--of a fine mind taking in the world and giving back to us something we didn't know we knew." - Eve Joseph, author of In the Slender Margin

 

Contents

Cloud Physics

Epilogue

The Planets Are Moving In

Birthday

Nostalgia

Dissolving Syllables

We Woke To a New Century

Ad Libitum

Lath and Plaster

Empty Nest

To Get a Word In

A Son’s Story

Scarlet Tanager

Beatitude For the Rainy Season

Notice On the Door

Three Poems of Drought

Vermeer Effect

Visions of Grandeur at the Piano

Loaves and Fishes

Piano Practice

Yellow Blooms

White Flag

Travellers

Pileated Woodpeckers

Gaze

Lekwungen Horizon

Leaving Union Station

People of the Suburbs, Sleep

Twelve Months

Smoke

Slow Time

Distinctions of Mist

Witness

Recitative

Its Own Beauty

Karen Enns

A former pianist, Karen Enns is now a writer and teacher. Her first book, That Other Beauty, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, and her second, Ordinary Hours, was shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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