To This Cedar Fountain by Kate Braid

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Emily Carr recorded the experience of the West Coast soul in her living landscapes and her portraits of BCs towering firs. Kate Braid, in To This Cedar Fountain, engages Carr in conversation as only a kindred spirit could: a West Coaster, an artist, a woman with an affinity for timber. In these poems Carrs sensual paintings envelop Braid; Emily romances the trees while Kate bears witness. To This Cedar Fountain is a dialogue between two BC legends, each a distinct voice for her own generation but both indisputably coastal souls. The first edition of this book was nominated for a Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.

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Kate Braid has had a diverse career including secretary, carpenter, teacher and writer. Her first book of poems 'Covering Rough Ground' won the Pat Lowther Award for best book of poetry by a Canadian woman. Her second, 'To This Cedar Fountain', was nominated for the BC Book Prize, and her third, 'Inward to the Bones: Georgia O'Keeffe's Journey with Emily Carr', won the Vancity Book Prize. In 2005 she co-edited with Sandy Shreve 'In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry'. Braid has also written several non-fiction books and essays. She lives in Burnaby, British Columbia.Braid is a devoted (to say the least) fan of Glenn Gould - and of J.S. Bach.
Published January 1, 2000 by Raincoast Books. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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