Title: Thirty-seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences. First Edition, signed.
Publisher:  Gaspereau Press, Kentville, NS, 2005, ISBN:1554470013
Seller ID: 97820
ZWICKY, Jan. Thirty-seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences. (Kentville, NovaScotia) : Gaspereau Press, Printers & Publishers, (2005). First Printing. Pp. (12),13-73,(7). 8vo, black card covers (with silver lettering to spine)in purple paper dust jacket, with cream wrap-around band to rear panel. Ja n Zwicky (b. May 10, 1955, Calgary, Alberta, Canada). The renowned Canadianpoet's sixth collection of verse. "'Thirty-seven Small Songs & Thirteen Si lences' is a vital addition to a remarkable body of work. The songs in thiscollection are miniature odes, lyric apostrophes to household fixtures, hu man emotions, shades of light, currents of air, sounds, departures and solitudes. Zwicky's poems walk the tightrope between thinking and being, strengthening the act of imagination that connects past, present and future." - from the rear wrap-around band. Arranged in three parts : Thirty-seven SmallSongs; Seven Studies; Six Variations on Silence. Small Song: Anger Small S ong: Bath Apple Song Small Song: Blue Small song in praise of ears Small song on departures Small song for the old grate Small song for the voice of the nuthatch Small Song: Moonlight Berceuse Small Song: December Light Song for the breeze before dawn Small Song: Prairie Small Song ("When summer ends..."), Unsong: August 27 Small song for the scent of balsam poplar Small Song ("It's the first lesson ...") Small song on being lost Song: Wild GrapeRiddle Song Small song to oneself Small song for the moon in the daytime S mall Song: Favourite Beach Small song in praise of baths Small Song: Late July Small song on the last night alone Small Song: Round Stone Small Song: Wild Cherry Small song for the sky in spring Small Song: Height of Summer Night Song Small Song Small song for the offshore breeze Small Song Small Song: Mozart Smail Song: Laundry Small Song: Sandwiches Study: August Fields Study: Garden Gate Study: North Study: July Study Study: Aspen Study: ReedsA couple of small nicks to wraparound band, else very good. Signed and war mly inscribed by Zwicky on the half-title leaf. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 50.00