Books
Deepwater Vee
Enlarge View




Deepwater Vee

Written by Melanie SiebertMelanie Siebert Author Alert
Category: Poetry - Canadian; Poetry
Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 978-0-7710-8033-3 (0-7710-8033-6)

Pub Date: March 30, 2010
Price: $18.99

Add this item to your cart

Deepwater Vee
Written by Melanie Siebert

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771080333
Our Price: $18.99
   Quantity: 1 

Also available as an eBook.
About this Book

Melanie Siebert’s stunning debut collection travels remote northern rivers, as well as two of Canada’s most threatened rivers, the Athabasca and the North Saskatchewan. These rivers push the poems into a contemplation of loss and into the terrain of Alexander Mackenzie’s dreams, a busker’s broken-down street riffs, and the borderland wanderings of a grandmother whose absence is felt as a presence. The poems’ currents are turbulent, braided, submerged. Narrative streams appear like tributaries glimpsed through brush, and then veer into unexpected territories, where boundaries blur – between the self and the other, between the living and the dead, between the human and the wild – and loss carries with it both music and silence. In this virtuoso collection, Melanie Siebert has transformed language into that rarest thing, a singular poetic vision.

up Back to top | e-mail or print this page
Awards

FINALIST 2010 - Governor General's Literary Award - Poetry

up Back to top | e-mail or print this page
Table of Contents

Current
Deepwater Vee
Bellanca Esker
Alsek Lake
Bridge to Shell’s Albian Mine, Downstream, River Right
Busker
Busker
Surf City
Mackenzie ’s Dream
Choker
Busker
Skull Canyon
Unnamed Creek
Busker
Mackenzie ’s Dream
Grandmother
Grandmother
Hell Roaring Creek
Busker
Grass Hills, River Left, Downstream of Battleford
Grandmother
The Limit of Travels in This Direction
Busker
Mackenzie, Having Not Seen a Star Since Leaving Athabasca
Busker
Shifting, Overrun, the Symptoms, the Shoals Building
D’Aoust Esker
Nadlok—place where the deer cross
Map Unrolled on the Table
Grandmother
Letter to Kitty, Never Written
Long After Leaving, Being Overtaken with the Consequences of Suffering in the Northwest
Letter to Kitty, Never Written
Letter to Kitty, Never Written
Letter to Kitty, Never Written
Letter to Kitty, Never Written
Letter to Kitty, Never Written
Dusk
Windbound, Unnamed Camp
Tlogotsho—big place of grass
Double-Barrel Lake
The Splits
Notes
Acknowledgements

up Back to top | e-mail or print this page
About this Author

Melanie Siebert recently completed an MFA at the University of Victoria with a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Fellowship. Her poetry has been broadcast on CBC Radio and published in The Walrus, The Malahat Review, Event, and Prairie Fire. For more than ten years, she has worked as a guide on wilderness rivers across the north from Alaska to Baffin Island.

up Back to top | e-mail or print this page
book cover

Upgrade to the Flash 9 viewer for enhanced content, including the ability to browse & search through your favorite titles.
Click here to learn more!