Sandy Shreve

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Sandy Shreve reads from her poetry collection, Suddenly, So Much

Published by: Exile Editions

Time of Reading: 4:16
Sandy Shreve is the author of four poetry collections, including Suddenly, So Much (Exile Editions 2005) and Belonging (Sono Nis Press 1997). She co-edited, with Kate Braid, the groundbreaking anthology In Fine Form – The Canadian Book of Form Poetry (Polestar, 2005), and edited Working For A Living, a collection of poems and stories by women about their work (Room of One’s Own, 1988). Her work has won the Earle Birney Prize for Poetry and been short listed for the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award and the National Magazine Awards for poetry. Born in Quebec and raised in Sackville, New Brunswick, she now lives in Vancouver, BC.
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“Ritual, precision, wildness, wonder—these are the means by which Sandy Shreve finds new power in her fourth collection of poems, Suddenly, So Much. Improvising upon the ‘measured step’ of forms such as the pantoum, triolet and sonnet, and techniques such as deep indentation in "Footsteps," ... she creates time-shifting, wonder-inducing effects. … Suddenly, So Much testifies to the new power afforded the poet when she plays within the traditions of form and craft. The result is a collection to read, study and savour. “
— Leslie Timmins, The Danforth Review
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