Glen Sorestad
   
 

Glen Sorestad is a nationally recognized poet who has published twenty books of poetry. His work has been recognized in Europe and the United States where throughout the years he has been invited to universities and writing festivals to present it. His work with the Saskatchewan Writers Guild earned him the Guild’s Founders’ Award in 1990. In subsequent years he was recognized by the Writers Union of Canada and in 1998 the League of Canadian Poets honoured him with Life Member status. In 2000 he was appointed the first Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan, a post that he served until 2004, and in 2010 he was appointed to the Order of Canada.

 

 

 


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These narrative poems are coloured with both curiosity and nostalgia and framed in a personal montage. Sorestad’s free verse captures the flora and fauna, the natural rhythms and colour of Saskatchewan. Occasionally they are descriptions of urban and rural landscapes, other times they are evoked memories of people and places who have left marked imprints upon him. Celebrating the ordinary and seeing the mystery in all moments of life remains part of his poetic priority. The neighbourhood parks he walks in, the way the seasons change, how family life evolves, how parents think, and a wide array of how past events claim permanence in our lives — all are set to inviting narrative tones.

 

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ISBN: 978-1-894345-97-2
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Glen Sorestad has been publishing poetry for thirty years and throughout his distinguished career he has relied upon the central themes of family, history, nature and friendship to guide his readers through his ever-expanding desire to name, and remember. Blood & Bone, Ice & Stone continues Sorestad’s poetic journey. Whether seeking his family roots in Norway, capturing the small epiphanies in nature as he travels, or shaping the memories of those whom he has met and befriended, his poems deliver a supple wisdom and unfettered honesty.

“Sorestad honours the ordinary in his poetry . . . helps us see meaning in everyday rituals.”
— JM.Bridgman, Prairie Fire

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ISBN: 978-1-894345-32-3
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Saskatoon's Glen Sorestad has published thirteen books of poetry in his career, and has been widely anthologized in Canada and the United States, as well as having many of his poems broadcast on CBC Radio.
He is Canada's first provincial poet laureate, appointed for a two-year term by the Government of Saskatchewan during which he will travel throughout the province, giving readings and talking with other writers, neophyte and professional, about his craft.

Leaving Holds Me Here includes 137 poems by Canada's first poet laureate. Edited and selected by John Newlove, this timely selection of the best of Glen Sorestad's poetry illustrates the stages of his writing, his concerns, and his development as a well-known Canadian poet.

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