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A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 136 pages. With photographs by Cherie Westmoreland.
The "canopy" in the title refers to the tree-lined streets of Rice's Regina neighbourhood but through his piercing specificity we learn more about "place," in the first decade of a new century. Rice's poems speak eloquently of our connection to the natural world, including the forests and landscapes we have created within our cities. With a voice that speaks unflinchingly of its sources Life in the Canopy is a an exploration of the history and bones of a modest city in the center of the continent. With a profound authority and honesty Rice examines how we live with each other and how the place we live in shapes our lives. What is a city ? Is it more than its public realm; the trees, parks and lake, railways and neighbourhoods? Is it more than the slow unrolling of human experience and event? Here are insightful, moving poems that take on difficult ethical and aesthetic questions.