Review of Second Growth
These rich and urgent poems navigate the worlds of family, loss, and environment with an open-hearted zeal that is both earnest and joyful. Fabienne Calvert Filteau hones metaphor into a source of understanding and redemption, bringing us closer to the "door at the end of words."Second Growth is a potent debut.
Barbara Klar's debut collection of poems, The Night You Called Me a Shadow, won the 1993 Gerald Lampert Award. Her most recent book is Cypress (Brick Books, 2008), a poetic vision quest about the Cypress Hills and a finalist for the Saskatchewan Book of the Year. She has worked as a tree planter, camp cook, editor, workshop leader, and mentor for the Banff Centre's Wired Writing Studio. She currently lives in Saskatoon.