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Author: Pamela Porter

Patrick Lane has called Pamela Porter "a poet to be grateful for." Her work has earned many accolades, including the inaugural Gwendolyn MacEwan Poetry Prize, the Malahat Review's 50th Anniversary Poetry Prize, the Our Times Poetry Award for political poetry, the FreeFall Magazine Poetry Award, the Prism International Grand Prize in Poetry, the Vallum Magazine Poem of the Year Award, as well as the Raymond Souster and Pat Lowther Award shortlists. Her novel in verse, The Crazy Man, won the Governor General's Award, the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award, the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and other prizes. Both The Crazy Man and her later novel, I'll Be Watching, are required reading in schools and colleges across Canada and the U.S. Pamela lives on a farm near Sidney, B.C., with her family and a menagerie of rescued horses, dogs and cats.

Cathedral
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Cathedral

Ronsdale Press

Poetry. This collection of poems takes us on a journey—a very personal journey of Pamela Porter's own—to Africa and South America, those corners of the world the news reports never seem to cover: to Angola's thirty-year-long civil war, a landscape o...

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Defending Darkness
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Defending Darkness

Ronsdale Press

Poetry. Pamela Porter says of this new collection—her fifth with Ronsdale Press—"I knew then what was required—that I must carry the rest of the story." In DEFENDING DARKNESS, starting over is a constant theme as she explores what wisdom can be gain...

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House Made of Rain
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House Made of Rain

Ronsdale Press

Poetry. In this breathtaking collection of poems, Pamela Porter invokes the twin mysteries of love and loss to illumine the heart burdened by grief, yet comforted and renewed by the beauty of the natural world. In the long poem "Atonement," Porter t...

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Late Moon
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Late Moon

Ronsdale Press

Poetry. This stunning collection will break your heart and put it back together again, as Pamela Porter unravels a long-held family secret in a moving personal search for redemption, face to face with the question of her own identity. As she says, "...

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Likely Stories
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Likely Stories

Ronsdale Press

Poetry. These poems featuring the brilliant, the misfit, and the music of the stars summon us into the heart of what it means to be human and passionate on this wild ride we call life on Earth. Mileva Einstein, the forgotten genius; Josef Stalin's o...

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No Ordinary Place
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No Ordinary Place

Ronsdale Press

Poetry. Pamela Porter's poems celebrate a world awaiting discovery. She opens this new collection with a poem entitled "An Offering" in which she brings to the ceremony "poems / for every season—of dreams born, / burning, broken" and, in particular,...

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