GUNNARS, Kristjana. Anansi House of Poetry 40.
Title: Wake-Pick Poems. First Paperback Edition.
Publisher:  Anansi, Toronto, 1981, ISBN:0887840892
Seller ID: 105467
GUNNARS, Kristjana. Wake-Pick Poems. Toronto: Anansi, (1981). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-96. 8vo, illustrated red card covers with cream lettering to front cover and spine. Anansi House of Poetry HAP40. ""'Wake-Pick': A devicemade from a small stick of wood with a slit on one side to catch the eyeli d. It was used in old Iceland to keep the eyelids open when people had to stay up nights turning out the quota of knitting required to survive. 'Wake-Pick Poems': A powerful collection by a young Canadian poet who draws intenseively on the colourful world of her Icelandic heritage. 'Wake-Pick Poems'-- including the sequences 'Monkshood Poems' and 'Changeling Poems' -- res onates with folk superstition, the casting of spells, the ancient lore of herbs and berries. In forceful rhythms and images, Gunnars recreates a worldof primeval myths and sexual terror, in which the individual must struggle to escape the ancestral voices and reach a new world of selfhood and assur ed identity." - from the rear cover. A very good copy. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00