Poetry. More formally various than Sharon Thesen's previous books, THE RECEIVER includes the short lyrics documenting the poet's witnessing that readers of her work will recognize, as well as various kinds of found poems, translations, prose poems, alongside some brief essays or memoirs. Thesen's mother and father, friends, poets in her own life, their poems, might form the immediate subject of the poems here, but above all, THE RECEIVER is about poetic imagination.
Saskatchewan native Sharon Thesen lives in BC's Okanagan, and is professor emerita of creative writing at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan in Kelowna. Three of her books have been finalists for the Governor-General's Award for Literature—The Good Bacteria (2006), The Beginning of the Long Dash (1987) and Confabulations (1984), while Oyama Pink Shale (2011) and The Good Bacteria were finalists for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.Author City: LAKE COUNTRY, BC CAN