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Oct 2010 | 5.5 x 8.5 | 112 pp | 978-1-926655-10-9 | $17.95

My Nature

Poetry by Christine Lowther

For half the year, Christine Lowther lives on a floathouse in Clayoquot Sound. The other half, she lives on pavement or moves about, restless. Her poems come from the edges of polite society, of the ocean storm, where unexpected things happen, where changes occur; with a foot planted on each side she has become a keen observer, a wise voice.

"In this Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman, we discover/uncover her poses: as poet, memoirist, con-fabulist, and eco photo-journalist. It has been said that the author writes and gardens on water. She has a genius for loci, the tutelary deity or the pervading spirit of a place. And, with My Nature as her mortal/immortal muse, she is writing the west, coasting The Sound, Clayoquot-style."

—Anne Burke

"Lowther’s first book, New Power, is an
astonishing collection of heartbreaking force."

—George Elliott Clarke

"You have never read a more beautiful book of poems
about living in Clayoquot Sound."

Josie Osborne

Read an interview with Christine Lowther in the Westcoaster from Tofino: "Two-Sides-One-Nature" by Erin McMullan

Here is an interview with Christine Lowther
on Vancouver Co-op Radio CFR0:
Hosts RC Weslowski and Mark Steinberg
Dec. 15, 2010

Christine Lowther is the author of New Power (Broken Jaw Press, 1999) and A Cabin in Clayoquot; she is co-editor and co-author of Writing the West Coast: In Love with Place (Ronsdale, 2008). Her work has been featured on CBC Radio and published in anthologies and periodicals including The New Quarterly, Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals in the North, The Fiddlehead, Walk Myself Home: An Anthology to End Violence Against Women, Risking for Change, Salt in Our Blood, The Beaver, Crowlogue, and The Vancouver Sun. Currently she is co-editing a second anthology on west coast identities.

Author Photograph: Kate Craig
Cover Photograph: Christine Lowther

Inside the book illustration: Joanna Streetly

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