No Time

by Margaret Avison


“Avison’s new volume is a lyrical tribute to a created order suffused with a holy energy — a vitality inaccessible to the statisticians, the engineers, the corporate mandarins. It is not, however, a whimsical, Pollyanish ecstacy that sustains her, but a gritty religious vision grounded in our desperate humanity, the ‘roped-in, rotten,/ welted and swollen, sick,/ tempter-take-all/ maggot-ripe end of our fall’ (‘He himself suffered when he was tempted’), but redeemed, generously redeemed.” (Michael Higgins)

Published by Lancelot Press, distributed by Brick Books


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About the Author

Margaret Avison was born in Ontario. She attended public school in Western Canada, high school and university in Toronto. She spent eight months in Chicago in 1956-57, on a Guggenheim Foundation Grant. She has worked in libraries, publishing houses, universities, archives, and missions, was writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario in 1972-73. In 1985…

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Additional Info

  • ISBN: 0889994285
  • ISBN-13: 9780889994287
  • Pages: 185
  • Year: 1997
  • Dimensions 8 x 5.5 x 0.75 in
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  • Cover Art:

    Cover conceived and designed by Karen Reczuch

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