This Was the River

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  • Author(s): Pass, John
  • Publication Information:
    Madeira Park, British Columbia : Harbour Publishing. 2019
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Beginning where he left off in crawlspace with “the little start I'm given, giving, that May be,” John Pass's new poems articulate further entanglements with stasis, purpose and hope. He struggles as we all do under the weight of a world imperilled by climate change and environmental degradation. And the poems, characteristically alive with attuned observation and emotional honesty, glimpse unsettling limitations to our consciousness and conscience. This is particularly so regarding animals in the book's central sequence, “Creation of the Animals.” Historically and geographically expansive, This Was the River is nonetheless approachably human. “Margined Burying Beetle” (winner of the Malahat Review's Open Season Award in 2016) is an astonishing homage to the poet's mother, one of several pieces touching upon grief and loss. There are joyous poems, too, for the births of his grandchildren, and slyly humorous asides on medical test results and poetry prizes. Pass's affection and sorrow for the natural world is at the book's heart, and as a whole This Was the River confirms his reputation as a poet of lyrical eloquence, masterful technique and both intellectual and emotional range.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781550178753. 9781550178760.
    • Accession Number:
      1107990120
    • Accession Number:
      2233849
    • Publication Information:
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PASS, J. This Was the River. Madeira Park, British Columbia: Harbour Publishing, 2019. ISBN 9781550178753. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2233849. Acesso em: 10 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Pass J. This Was the River. Madeira Park, British Columbia: Harbour Publishing; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2233849. Accessed April 10, 2020.
    • APA:
      Pass, J. (2019). This Was the River. Harbour Publishing.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Pass, John. 2019. This Was the River. Madeira Park, British Columbia: Harbour Publishing. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2233849.
    • Harvard:
      Pass, J. (2019) This Was the River. Madeira Park, British Columbia: Harbour Publishing. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2233849 (Accessed: 10 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Pass, J 2019, This Was the River, Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia, viewed 10 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Pass, John. This Was the River. Harbour Publishing, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2233849.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Pass, John. This Was the River. Madeira Park, British Columbia: Harbour Publishing, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2233849.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Pass J. This Was the River [Internet]. Madeira Park, British Columbia: Harbour Publishing; 2019 [cited 2020 Apr 10]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2233849