More Light

by Hilary Clark


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Winner of the 1999 Pat Lowther Memorial Award and winner of the 1999 Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry

Hilary Clark’s More Light finds the path from heart to skin in language. Her writing resonates with the small details in life that are constantly remade in memory and in words — a story, a garden, an angel of light. Clark’s writings range from experimental prose poems to elegy, from lyric to homily. She risks much and never lessens her intensity.

More Light is a brilliant neural-poetic headlamp that luminates the minute and truthful particulars of a lush geomorphic garden. The landscape of things and shapes, of course, are words, syllabic synapses, brought back into the body, ‘lit from within.’ Hilary Clark’s poems are scopic in their attention to the bite of words, the tangible detail of a world’s earth …. In fact, all of the poems in More Light can be prescribed to restore and quicken our perception and pleasure in the garden of language.” – Fred Wah

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About the Author

Hilary Clark was born and lived in Vancouver until 1990. She taught English at the University of Saskatchewan from 1990-2015. Now retired, she lives in Victoria, BC, with much more time to write. Her first book More Light won the 1999 Pat Lowther Award and the 1999 Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry. Her book The…

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Additional Info

  • ISBN: 091962698X
  • ISBN-13: 9780919626980
  • Pages: 112
  • Year: 1998
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.75 x 0.31 in
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    Detail from Primula Veris by Catherine Macaulay, 1997

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