Love and Resistance
The passion for social justice, human rights and the longing for peace illuminate many of Theresa Wolfwood's poems. In some, the passion is expressed by individuals: a child in Gaza recounts her own war story and tells readers..."we are still here in Gaza." In El Salvador, a baker stands up against international mining interests..."strong from the resistance of bread dough." She expresses her love for the world she inhabits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, a world where all life is connected ... "rooted we are together in this brief borrowed paradise." The poetry of Theresa Wolfwood also includes the intensely personal love poems for her lover ..."your back a mahogany guitar/ emerging from its case..". and for her mother..."She lay unconscious, a crumpled stained handkerchief/on a stretch of dirty snow." Wolfwood is a poet of fine sensitivity and deep passion for the human condition, the world we travel through and our search for truth and meaning. Her poems are to be savoured and re-read as sign posts in all our journeys; her words, honest about tragedy and horror are nonetheless imbued with hope and optimism that ..."we will transform the power of desecration/ our song will restore the earth."
- Paperback | 170 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 10.92mm | 281.23g
- 17 Nov 2014
- Smallberry Press
- United Kingdom
About Theresa J. Wolfwood
Theresa Wolfwood is a Canadian writer, activist and artist. Her life is dedicated to the causes of peace and social justice through organizing, writing, and creating the art of resistance. Her values are expressed in her poetry, prose and art. Many of her poems have been printed in anthologies, Canadian publications and globally in translation. See www.bbcf.ca for her work. She is director of the Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation and is active in peace, social justice, women's and environmental organizations, locally and internationally. Theresa lives in Victoria and on Hornby Island, BC, Canada.