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by (author) Laurelyn Whitt

Seraphim Editions
Initial publish date
Apr 2013
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    Apr 2013
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To tether is to join or hold together. It often involves placing, or accepting, constraints in order to continue in relationship. Or in order to protect and safeguard. Ultimately, tethering has to do with coherence and continuation, rather than separation or dissipation. In these poems, many things serve to tether: gravity and touch; history and memory; listening and dreams.


About the author

Laurelyn Whitt's poems have appeared in various, primarily North American, journals including Nimrod International, The Malahat Review, Puerto Del Sol, PRISM International, The Tampa Review, ARC, Rattle, Descant, and The Fiddlehead. The author of four poetry collections, her latest book, Tether (Seraphim Editions) won the 2013 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. She has a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science from Western University, immigrated to Canada in 2007, and is a Professor of Native Studies at Brandon University. Currently, she divides her time between Manitoba and Newfoundland.

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