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Featured Poetry: Quick by Anne Simpson

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Featured Poetry: Quick by Anne Simpson

McClelland & Stewart, 2007

On June 21, 2008, The League of Canadian Poets awarded Anne Simpson the Pat Lowther Award for her collection of poetry, Quick. Simpson received the award at the LPG's Annual Poetry Festival and Conference.

About Quick: The human body is a world. How it contains all that it does, how it is altered, and how it is transformed after death are the concerns of Quick, a new collection of poetry from one of Canada’s most exciting poets. From the shock of a near-fatal car accident to a meditation on the body as one world within other, larger worlds, the book becomes an anatomy in itself.

Anne Simpson is the author of three books of poetry, Light Falls Through You, winner of the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the Atlantic Poetry Prize; Loop, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry; and, most recently, Quick. Her first novel, Canterbury Beach, was shortlisted for the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. In 1997 her short story “Dreaming Snow” shared the Journey Prize, and in 1999 she was awarded the Bliss Carman Poetry Award. Simpson lives in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where she helped establish the Writing Centre at St. Francis Xavier University.

From the catalogue. Visit the McClelland & Stewart website to read more about Quick.

Click here to read Open Book's Ten Questions with Anne Simpson.