Light: Poems Paperback by Souvankham Thammavongsa

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Light: Poems Paperback by Souvankham Thammavongsa

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ McClelland & Stewart (May 2 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 80 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0771004761
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780771004766
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 108 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.89 x 0.56 x 17.17 cm
A beautiful re-issued edition of poetry from the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author of How To Pronounce Knife


Winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry 

Light examines the word that gives the collection its name. There are poems about a sparkle, about how to say light, about a scarecrow, a dung beetle, a fish without eyes. Known for her precision and elegance, for her spare, clear voice, for distilling meaning from details, for not wasting words, Thammavongsa confirms her gifts with these astonishing poems. Light is a work that shines with rigour, humour, courage, and grit.

First published in 2013, Souvankham Thammavongsa’s award-winning third book of poetry is an indispensable contribution to Canadian Literature.

About Author

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. The title story was a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster, which was named a finalist for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel.

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