**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)
Poems Selected and New (1998)