Harry Thurston

Stacks Image 2982
Harry Thurston reads from his poetry collection, Broken Vessel

Published by: Gaspereau Press

Time of Reading: 4:34
Harry Thurston is one of Nova Scotia’s best-known freelance journalists and the author of several collections of poetry, including A Ship Portrait, and If Men Lived On Earth. He has travelled widely as a writer for many of North America’s leading magazines, including Audubon and National Geographic. The poems of Broken Vessel sprang from Thurston's travels, in 2000, to the Egyptian oasis of Dakhleh in the Western Desert. His previous book on the Western Desert, Island of the Blessed, won the Evelyn Richardson Prize for non-fiction in 2004. Thurston lives in Tidnish Bridge, Nova Scotia.
Stacks Image 2983
"The lines are clear, thought-through, elemental, irrefutable. They transform history, economics, and ecology into experienced truth.... Thurston is a marvelous poet; his third book is not only his best but also one of the best to be published in, well, 15 years."
— George Elliott Clarke on Thurston's If Men Lived on Earth (2000)
Listen to the reading:

© 2011 AuthorsAloud Contact us