A collection of poetry by Canadian author David Weedmark, nominated for the 2004 Governor General's Award.
Make no mistake: the place where poetry is born is what drives the universe. Unlike any... More > other art form, any other means of expression, it is poetry that can remind us to be awake to the present moment and can nudge us out of our sleep-walking daily lives. - from the author's preface
"David Weedmark was introduced to me as a legendary man with mystical qualities. As I've come to know him, I have learned that his mystique is actually in his ability to demystify. His collection of writings in First Stirrings is a beacon to what is right in front of us - a new perspective for many, but delightfully accessible even to those who may not typically reach for a book of poetry. Everything about this book - its conception, contents and publication - represents a new approach to possibility."
- Abby Hampton, Publisher, World in Motion Productions Inc.< Less
From my experience, the woodsman said, I would suggest there are really three aspects of the self. Each is distinct from the others, but only when they are brought together is the self complete.
... More > First, there is the Ego.
Second, there is the Soul.
And third, there is the Path.< Less
Drawing Back to Take a Running Jump brings together a selection of the most engaging and compelling poems of Lorne Daniel. These poems are grounded in the landscapes and human interactions of... More > everyday life, while unveiling the internal discoveries of an inquisitive mind.< Less
In his highly anticipated third book, 2004 Governor General Award Nominee, David Weedmark thrusts himself into the heart of Paris, and examines the eternal mysteries of the human heart as well.... More > Deeply romantic and sensual, rich in imagery and texture, this is an original blend of poetry and prose, journals and sketches. In every page, the poet shares with us his unique vision, his unyielding belief in magic, and his undying love of humanity, women, and his art.< Less