Overheard by Conifers is John V. Hicks' ninth volume of poetry, and he is, quite simply, one of the greatest living Canadian poets.
“It is not an exaggeration to say that each poem is a work of art...Hicks follows in the Great Tradition of the masters.” — Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature.
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