|A Charm of Finches|
With A Charm of Finches Richard Stevenson continues the project he began with Hot Flashes, illuminating his own experience through the skillful use of Japanese poetic forms. In Hot Flashes the subject was living and teaching in Africa; in A Charm of Finches he is back home in Alberta in a land more familiar but no less exotic. Once again Richard Stevenson distills the essence of a time and place through his own participation as witness and chronicler to an ongoing human story.
Richard Stevenson received the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for poetry for From The Mouths of Angels (Ekstasis Editions, 1993). His other poetry titles with Ekstasis include Flying Coffins, Nothing Definite Yeti (for young adults) and Hot Flashes: Maiduguri Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka. He lives in Lethbridge, Alberta and teaches Business Communication, Creative Writing, Composition and Canadian Literature at Lethbridge Community College.
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