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New Power
Christine Lowther

June 1999 / 5.5 x 8.5 / 72 pp / poetry
Broken Jaw Press
ISBN 0-921411-94-4 (tp)
$15.95
BJP eBook 14, ISBN 1-896647-60-X (PDF)

“[H]eartbreaking, necessary book. The first eyewitness account of the country’s greatest literary tragedy . . .”
Quill & Quire

“[B]rave, sad and eloquent”
The Islander/Victoria Times-Colonist

“To be invited to enter her intimate life, to share the truth of her personal experiences, to see the details of a young activist’s day by day struggles and delights is no small privilege. Christine takes us into the forest, into the magic and the songs of resistance and the moment by moment journey of those who care enough to live their hope. Here is a brave young writer pointing in a direction of sanity.”
—Joy Kogawa

Preface
“At the age of seven, I lost both parents when my father murdered my mother. Both wrote poetry.”
—Christine Lowther

A first book of poems—recommended to the publisher by Dr. Fred Cogswell. Poems of experience, resistance and growth in the ruins of her family. Poems which have appeared in The Fiddlehead, Undertow, Afterthoughts, The Sound and the We’moon Woman’s Datebook.

Christine Lowther lives in Clayoquot Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, where she lives and writes in a floating cabin and gardens in a floating greenhouse. She wrote one of the introductions to Pat Lowther’s posthumous poetry collection, Time Capsule, and is the author of a nonfiction book, A Cabin in Clayoquot, an account of island living in the temperate rainforest and of collective resistance to clearcut logging in Clayoquot Sound.


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