Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ninth born.

"I love these new poems and find the writing irresistibly energetic and imaginative. It's a beautiful, bountiful piece of work." -Barry Dempster

Wretched Beast
by Shelley A. Leedahl

ISBN 978-1-894543-71-2

The latest poetry collection by multi-genre writer Shelley A. Leedahl is a visceral and imagistic sojourn documenting a poet’s walk through prairie woodlands and forests (“moose tracks on the moose tracks”), urban Canadian streets and foreign country lanes, and across significant life transitions.

The poems in Wretched Beast bridge signpost personalities, destinations, intense phases of self-imposed solitude, and sometimes raw experiences , leaving a never-before map in their emotional wake. Ripe with birds and garter snakes, with awe for the unlikely (“skates slung over shoulders in the old way”), with whimsy, praise, and with poems unafraid to ring in the minor key, Leedahl meticulously delivers her passionate art of walking, of listening inward and out, and of rising when it is no small thing.

Leedahl frequently presents her work and leads writing workshops across Canada. She was born and raised in SK, recently lived in Edmonton, and is currently based in Wilson Creek on BC’s Sunshine Coast.

Contact her at to have a signed copy mailed to your address. ($25, includes shipping\handling)   Books can also be ordered directly from the publisher:
Book launch and tour details are forthcoming. Please stay tuned.

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