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Nineteen Fifty-Seven

by Jim McLean McLean

Nineteen Fifty-Seven

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Jim McLean’s new poetry collection weaves in and out of the decades of experience accrued by the author in the thirty years since his first work was published – creating an intimate world for the reader that is at the same time beautiful and haunting.

Nineteen Fifty-Seven is much more than a look at Prairie life after World War II - with sections on Women, Family, Memories, Work, Writing and Music - these poems are an exploration on what makes life worth living. In plain language, McLean weaves fascinating, sentimental images of Moose Jaw and the Prairie landscape, as well as stories of workers and the railroads. At the same time, McLean creates a separate persona to move in an out of darker poems on death, suicide, alcoholism and voyeurism. Through poems such as "my brother, who I looked out for when we were kids", "After" and "about MacKay", McLean delves into the heart of humanity: what keeps us alive, and what shapes our past, present, and future.

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ISBN
13:9781550506754
eISBN
9781550506761
Size
5.5" x 8.5" 144 pages
Ages:
Adult
Price
$16.95 CDN; $16.95 USD
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CDN; USD
Categories
Poetry Tradepaper Adult
Author
Jim McLean McLean
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About the Author

Jim McLean had a long career with Canadian Pacific Railway and with Transport Canada, living and working in various Canadian locations. He is an original member of the Moose Jaw Movement poetry group, and his work has appeared in magazines and anthologies and on CBC Radio. He is the author of The Secret Life of Railroaders and co-author of Wildflowers Across the Prairies. His illustrations have appeared on book covers and in several literary and scientific publications. 

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