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ISBN: 9780889843080-03


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From: The Essential P.K. Page


Deaf-Mute in the Pear Tree – Dwelling Place – Ecology – Evening of the Grey Flies – The Filled Pen – Funeral Mass – A Grave Illness – Hand Luggage (excerpts) – The Hidden Room – Hughes – Inebriate – Intraocular Lens Model 103G – Leather Jacket – Like A Cruise Ship – Macumba: Brazil – Man with One Small Hand – The Mole – Motel Pool



P.K. Page

P. K. Page wrote some of the best poems published in Canada over the last seven decades. In addition to winning the Governor General’s Award for poetry in 1957, she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1999. She was the author of more than two dozen books, including ten volumes of poetry, a novel, short stories, eight books for children, and two memoirs based on her extended stays in Brazil and Mexico with her husband Arthur Irwin, who served in those countries as the Canadian Ambassador. In addition to writing, Page painted, under the name P. K. Irwin. She mounted one-woman shows in Mexico and Canada. Her work was also exhibited in various group shows, and is represented in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Victoria Art Gallery, among others.