Annal: 2006 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry

Results of the Governor General's Literary Award in the year 2006.

Book:Stumbling in the Bloom

Stumbling in the Bloom

John Pass

The poems in Stumbling in the Bloom engage the ever-present enticements and entanglements of beauty on life’s, and art’s home ground—in wilderness and garden. But this surprising volume, the finale of John Pass’s quartet of poetry books, At Large, takes intriguing side trips on the home-stretch, including a singularly moving Canadian journey towards and away from the “ground zero” of the 9/11 tragedy. The book, and Pass’s aesthetic, come to rest finally on a fulcrum of acceptance: the embrace of uncertainty and (un)happy accident that purpose and effort alone make possible.
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