Anyone who has watched Heather Spears drawing her fast, incisive portraits will have been astonished by the sureness of her hand and the sympathy of her eye. She writes poems the same way: unblinking in their honesty but tender in their empathy, cutting straight to the heart of the matte but never forgetting that what she finds there is a heart. – Stephen Scobie
Art of Sinking in Poetry (Jon Kertzer, Canadian Literature, 9/1/2000)
"This collection reveals a deft poet who achieves intense effects without the insistence of Crosbie or the bated breath of Legris."
Other Titles by Heather Spears
I can still draw (2008)
The Word for Sand (1998)