Almost Beauty

New and Selected Poems

New!

Sue Sinclair has been praised for her "crisp, lyrical poems imbued with subtle, subtextual philosophic musings" (Globe and Mail). She has been described as a poet who "writes her way to a new understanding of the world and carries her readers with her" (Journal of Canadian Poetry). Sinclair’s debut collection, Secrets of Weather and Hope, was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award, while subsequent collections have earned a place on the Globe Top 100 list (Mortal Arguments), won the IPPY Poetry Award (The Drunken Lovely Bird), and the Pat Lowther Award (Heaven’s Thieves).

This collection includes an introductory essay by editor and poet Ross Leckie, over one hundred selected poems from Sinclair’s twenty-year career, and new poems that consider the poet’s evolving relationships with the idea of beauty and with the more-than-human world in a time of manufactured upheaval. The new poems, many never-before published, exemplify Sinclair’s masterful powers of observation and her precise, arresting language.

Contributors

Sue Sinclair

Sue Sinclair grew up on the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk in Newfoundland and is currently living on Wəlastəkwiyik Territory, where she teaches creative writing at the University of New Brunswick. She is the author of five previous collections of poetry, all nominated for or winners of national or regional awards. Sinclair edits poetry for Brick Books and is also editor of the Fiddlehead.
Chapter Contributors Pages Year Price
Ross Leckie speaks on the power of Sue Sinclair’s poetry and her mastery of language. He examines various poems of hers, common themes in her work, philosophical questions she confronts, …
12 $1.20
The Prado – Shall We Gather – Hey Nonny Nonny – The Peonies – Reprieve – Pastoral – The Nashwaak River – Tungsten Mine – Overburden – The …
31 $3.10
The Pitcher – Green Pepper – Red Pepper – Upstream – Lilies – André Kertész – Lyric Strain – Red and Orange Streak by Georgia O’Keeffe …
21 $2.10
Birthday – Prime – Vacation – Witness I – Springtime – Paddling – Witness II – Roses – Dreamlife of Houses – Witness III – Cityscape …
33 $3.30
Lilacs – Streetlight, Afternoon – City Hall, August – Jellyfish – Cottonwood – Refrigerator – Bathtub – Moratorium – Before You Were Born – …
29 $2.90
Surrender – Wonder – We Hope It Will Be Quick – Pawel Laughing on the Beach – Days without End – Vanity – Dead Pelican, Point Lobos – Fish – Big …
36 $3.60
Winter in the Garden – Heaven’s Thieves – Ends of the Earth – Loving Pavlova – Oranges for Adorno – 1st Corps de Ballet – Red Dye No. 40 – On the …
35 $3.50