The Word for Sand

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By: Heather Spears

January 1988
82 pages | ISBN 0-919897-10-X

**Winner of the Governor General's Award for Poetry**
**Winner of the Pat Lowther Award**

The poems are informed by the author's long sojourns in both Canada and Europe, and a new horizon appears: the author gets acquainted with a group of refugees from the Near East and in some of the poems describes their predicament and her own identification with these homeless people, who begin to define a new country of the mind.

Praise for Heather Spears' Poems Selected and New:
"Heather Spears, our poet without borders, writes about human suffering the way she draws it - in a manner that is at once quietly unflinching yet magically transcenent." – Ron Charach

Other Titles by Heather Spears

I can still draw (2008)

Required Reading: A witness in words and drawing to the Reena Virk Trials 1998-2000 (2000)

Poems Selected and New (1998)

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