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Book Title: Omens in the Year of the Ox|
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v The author of the book: Steven Price
Edition: Brick Books
Date of issue: February 7th 2012
ISBN 13: 9781926829760
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Read full description of the books Omens in the Year of the Ox:Poetry. Steven Price's second collection is part of a long-lived struggle to address the mysteries that both surround and inhabit us. The book draws together moments both contemporary and historical, ranging from Herodotus to Augustine of Hippo, from a North American childhood to Greek mythology; indeed, the collection is threaded with interjections from a Greek-style chorus of clever-minded, mischievous beings--half-ghost, half-muse--whose commentaries tormentingly egg the writer on. In poems that range from free verse to prose to formal constructions, Price addresses the moral lack in the human heart and the labor of living with such a heart. Yet the Hopkins-like, sonorous beauty of the language reveals "grace and the idea of grace everywhere, in spite of what we do." The pleasures of Price's musicality permeate confrontation with even the darkest of human moments; the poems thus surreptitiously remind us that to confront our own darkness is one of the divine acts of which humans are capable.
Read information about the authorSteven Price is a Canadian poet and novelist.
He graduated from the University of Victoria with a BFA in 2000, and from the University of Virginia with an MFA, in poetry.
Price's first collection of poems, Anatomy of Keys (2006), won Canada's 2007 Gerald Lampert Award for Best First Collection, was short-listed for the BC Poetry Prize, and was named a Globe and Mail Book of the Year. His first novel, Into That Darkness (2011), was short-listed for the 2012 BC Fiction Prize. His second collection of poems, Omens in the Year of the Ox (2012), won the 2013 ReLit Award.
Price teaches poetry and fiction at the University of Victoria, where he lives with his partner, novelist Esi Edugyan.
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