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The dust of just beginning

Athabasca University Press | Mingling Voices


Don Kerr knows prairie culture better than most, he knows it from the inside out. He has made us aware of ourselves through his numerous volumes of poetry, his fiction, his many plays, his histories, and his interest in heritage. In this mature, accomplished collection, we can once again admire his unique prairie voice: minimalist, self-effacing, direct yet subtle and nuanced, immersed in his love of the vernacular language of this place. His line is muscular, his timing impeccable, his broad strokes with so few words . . . exemplary.

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"Kerr's latest is beautifully designed, & full of sharp wit & the (necessary?) awareness of passing time & mortality that comes with age. ... Kerr writes a vernacular open form that moves with ease across literary class lines, but always seeing clearly from below."

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Don Kerr is the author of numerous poetry collections, plays, and short stories. He served on the Saskatoon Public Library Board for eleven years, and as chair for five of those years. He was the first chair of the Saskatoon Heritage Society and the first chair of the Saskatoon Municipal Heritage Committee. He was also the Saskatchewan governor for the Heritage Canada Foundation. He lives in Saskatoon.

 
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Dustship Glory

Athabasca University Press | Mingling Voices


In this new edition of a prairie classic, Andreas Schroeder fictionalizes the true story of Tom Sukanen's wild scheme to build an ocean-going ship in the middle of a wheat field in Saskatchewan. Set during the hardships of the "Dirty Thirties," Dustship Glory presents us with Sukanen's mythic effort to escape both the drought and pestilence of his time, as well as his own personal struggle to be free. Featuring an illuminating foreword by beloved Saskatoon writer Don Kerr, Dustship Glory will provide Canadian and international audiences alike with the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the dramatic tale of a ship that still stands in the fields south of Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan.

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Andreas Schroeder is a Canadian novelist, poet, and nonfiction writer. In addition to his twenty-three books, his writing has also been published in over a hundred North American anthologies and magazines. Shaking It Rough: A Prison Memoir was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, and the original edition of Dustship Glory was nominated for the Seal First Novel Award. He lives in the village of Roberts Creek on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast.

 
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