Creekstone Press Publications
home when it moves you
Description: Chapbook, 7”x 5 1/4”, 28 pages
ISBN: 0-9684043-7-5 (Facsimile version 0-9684043-8-3)
Price: Handmade limited edition $17; Facsimile $12
With the launch of home when it moves you, Creekstone Press is honoured to bring Gillian Wigmore’s powerful poems to public attention. “What a wonderful, fresh voice Gillian Wigmore brings to the page,” writes award winning poet Robert Hilles. “These wise poems know the push and pull within family. They reveal the tender truths behind the rough edges of small town life. Her voice resonates with authenticity, and whether she is writing about a near drowning or ice fishing, she is ultimately writing about the complications of love. These are poems you will not soon forget.”
In this collection of nine poems, Wigmore demonstrates with astonishing skill the kind of spare poetics that she strives for. Each of her poems is a complete story, a vibrant collection of sound and images that pulls the reader into her landscape and makes her poetry imperative.
With the publication of home when it moves you Creekstone Press is pleased to announce the launch of a regional collaboration with Dawson Creek poet, Donna Kane, and Prince George poet, George Sipos, to create design-rich handmade chapbooks.
“I think the goal of book design is to make readers more attentive of the work inside,” says Kane. “A handmade book honours the poems in an even more personal way. My hope is to give each step of building this chapbook the same care and thought as the words that make up Jill’s wonderful poems.”