Sharon H. Nelson

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This Flesh These Words is the wonderful new book of poems from a versatile writer who as a poet explores the separations of word and flesh that sometimes divide and define us.

This powerful new book by Montreal poet Sharon H. Nelson reflects on the deeper side of life –– friendship, loss, community and language. The poems of This Flesh These Words contemplate humanity’s restless spiritual hunger witnessed in diverse cultural traditions. The poet confronts the grief of loss, but also celebrates life and the ability of language to sustain friendship and community. Sharon H. Nelson takes as the vocation of the poet the study of “what it means to be human and how we as humans survive.”

Sharon H. Nelson is the author of eight books and four chapbooks of poems and of essays, political analyses, literary reviews, and scripts. A native of Montreal, she has worked as a journalist, editor, and teacher, and has also co-authored computer science texts. She lectures across Canada on the arts and feminist issues. Several of her plays have been produced and her poems have been used as music for choreographies.

ISBN 1-894800-06-0
88 Pages
6 x 9
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