Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Cartography and Walking

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Cartography and Walking by Adam Dickinson

Brick Books, 2002

Finalist for The Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book, Alberta Book Awards.

From the publisher's website:

In Cartography and Walking, Adam Dickinson charts his own listening — an acute listening of eye and ear, a listening with both body and mind. "Cartography" is more than a metaphor for him, it's a way of being. It is how we dwell in the world, and how intimacy enriches such dwelling. Yet "cartography" is the presiding metaphor, the structure of this book; in giving it such a place, Dickinson reminds the reader of that very human impulse to plot, to imagine. Each poem is itself a kind of mapping, through language and sound, through minute observation, until land, love, and everyday life are given new embodiment, are newly discovered, and a reader finds new countries in strangely familiar settings.

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