House of Anansi Press

A Pair of Scissors

Written by Sharon Thesen

Published April 01, 2000 | ISBN 9780887846472
POETRY / Canadian

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Regular price $16.95 CAD

88 pages | 8.500 in × 5.560 in
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About this book

A Pair of Scissors

Sharon Thesen

Whether riffing on rush-hour traffic, on walking the dog, or on watching TV, Sharon Thesen's incantatory poems capture elusive, overlooked moments, and together form an incisive and witty portrait collage of our daily lives.In spinning acts of violence into fairytales, mundane anxieties into catchy advertising jingles, and pedestrian scenes into surrealistic filmscapes, Thesen reveals to us a pair of scissors -- a double-edged sword where workaday events hold transcendent magic, and artful fantasies are born of inescapable banality. Sharon Thesen's collection brims with honesty, toughness, humour, and genius.

About the Author

Sharon Thesen

Sharon Thesen is the author The Good Bacteria, which was a finalist for the Governor General’ s Literary Award for Poetry, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and the ReLit Award, and seven previous collections of poetry. She received the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for her collection A Pair of Scissors and she has been for a finalist for the British Columbia Book Prize. She was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, and now lives in British Columbia, where she is a professor at University of British Columbia.

Awards and Praise
  • Winner Pat Lowther Memorial Award, 2001