Creekstone Press

Northern BC's publisher


Review of Second Growth

Bernice Lever describes the poems in Second Growth as both challenging and eloquent, citing, in particular, “Becoming Lovers”, “Tonguing”, “Grizzly on the Logging Road” and “Saskatoons”. Filteau’s “Becoming Lovers” describes a mystical being circling her beach tent seven times. Her “Saskatoon” reaches readers with ironic humour. The long poem “Tonguing” refers to the very spacing of one’s tongue (words and speech) and searches of both inner and outer body, then the universe and back to earth. Using some lines from Earle Birney’s “Bear on the Delhi Road” she leads readers to ‘where wild is one last freckle on the continent’s white washed brow.’

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