Poems: WITH The Weight of Oranges AND Miner's Pond AND Skin Divers
A collection of poems by Anne Michaels. The poems are meditations on how love changes in order to survive, how we move from "obsolete science" to new perceptions, and how, in her words, "the same loneliness that closes us/ Opens us again".
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 124 x 194 x 20mm | 199.58g
- 02 Oct 2000
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
" The poems in ' The Weight of Oranges' go way beyond games or fashion or politics...They represent the human being entire." Michael Ondaatje " 'Skin Divers' is a series of meditations on the intensity of love and has an intimacy at times so tender it hurts...Love is profoundly explored" The Times " Michaels is a marvellous poet, a beautiful word- weaver, who combines intellect with lived insight" Daily News
About Anne Michaels
Anne Michaels is the author of three collections of poetry: The Weight of Oranges, which won the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas; Miner's Pond, which won the Canadian Authors Association Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Trillium Award; and Skin Divers. Her first novel, Fugitive Pieces, was published by Bloomsbury in 1997 to worldwide critical acclaim. It won the Orange Prize and the Guardian First Book Award among others, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Canadian Booksellers Association Author of the Year Award. It was also made into a major motion picture. Anne Michaels has also composed music for the theatre. Born in 1958, Anne Michaels lives in Toronto.