In Lost August, Esta Spalding builds an exquisite poetic honeycomb, bursting with rich imagery and lyrical texture. Each poem is a passage to the next; each reverberates with images and echoes of the others; each moves to the dazzling final sequence, A Yellow Dress. Here is a lush world, freighted with loss, where the reader rides into absence, province of the heart.
Two poems in the collection have been recognized with national awards: Bee Verse won the National Poetry Contest in 1998 and Aperture won the Malahat Long Poem Contest in 1995.
About the author
Esta Spalding's first book, Carrying Place, was nominated for the Gerald R. Lampert Award and her second, Anchoress, was a finalist for the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for Best Specialty Book of the Year. Her third book, Lost August, won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and her fourth, The Wife's Account, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Esta lives in Guelph, Ontario.
- Winner, Pat Lowther Memorial Award