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A Woman Clothed in Words

by Anne Szumigalski:

Collected for the first time, the most powerful writing, poetry and otherwise, created by Anne Szumigalski, Governor General's Award-winning poet from Saskatchewan.

Anne Szumigalski, renowned for her breakout poetry collection Woman Reading in Bath, and her Governor General's Award winning collection Voice, was one of Canada's most prominent poets. With her published works, as well as with her teaching and magnanimous guidance, she did much to put prairie Canadian poetry on the map.

But Anne was more than a poet. She also wrote fiction, drama, literary non-fiction, and even a Prairie liturgy. This book is a treasure trove of the best of the many literary faces of Anne Szumigalski.

From Mark Abley: "I don't mean this as a book for scholars. It's a book for people to read. I hope its contents will surprise and please you, and make you want to return to Anne Szumigalski's other writing, the lavish product of what Judith Krause once called "a tongue of heaven blessing all the vowels and consonants on earth." I offer these pages not in a spirit of apology but of celebration."


5.5" x 8.5" 156 pages
$16.95 CDN; $16.95 USD
E-Book Price
Anthology Poetry Paper Adult
Anne Szumigalski:

About the Author

Anne Szumigalski was one of Saskatchewan and Canada's best-known, best-loved poets. She published more than a dozen books of poetry, as well as a play, two collections of essays and a "book of fables." Her 1995 publication Voice received the Governor General's Award for poetry, while her works received several Saskatchewan Book Awards and others. She was instrumental in the founding of both the Saskatchewan Writer's Guild and the literary journal Grain, and is appreciated for having been a mentor to many young poets in the region.

Born Anne Davis, in London, England, she served as an interpreter and welfare officer with the British Red Cross Civilian Relief organization during WWII. She immigrated to Canada with her family, eventually settling in Saskatoon. Anne Szumigalski died in 1999.


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