I can still draw

I can still draw

Heather Spears
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September 2008
112 pages | ISBN 978-1-894978-27-1

Heather Spears is an award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and she has published several collections of drawings. Her other books with Wolsak and Wynn include: Human Acts, winner of the CBC Literary Competition; Required Reading: A witness in words and drawings to the Reena Virk Trials 1998–2000, winner of the Pat Lowther Award; and Poems Selected and New. Spears divides her time between Denmark and Canada.


Poems of Sensual Clutter (Emily Wall, Canadian Literature, 06/12/2012)
"Heather Spears’ poems are a curious blend of the distanced speaker and a sharp look at the reality of life.  Her poems swing between minutia – poems full of images we are told are unimportant – to powerful poems about war zones, and the suffering of those distanced from us.”

Poetry Review for the Year 2008 (Gordon Bölling, Journal of Canadian Poetry Volume 25, 2/1/2011)
“Many of the poems in I can still draw show Spears as the mature and fine writer that she evidently is.”

Review (Ingrid Ruthig, Northern Poetry Review, 8/14/2009)
“This book proves that it is never too late for the eye to discover and for the pen to startle."

Poetic Patter from an Adopted Datter (Alison Koehler, The Copenhagen Post, 1/23/2009)
“Political despair and great hope oscillate in this compilation that is alternately sombre and very funny. Even through the darker weave of words, one finds a light touch, the un-heavy breeze of this author's hand.”


North by Northwest (Sheryl MacKay, 6/28/2009)

About the Author

Heather Spears, Vancouver-born writer and artist, has lived in Denmark since 1962. Her books include fourteen collections of poetry, four novels, and three books of drawings. She has won the Governor General’s Award, CBC Literary Award and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award three times. As an artist she specializes in drawing in theatres, concert halls, courtrooms, hospital wards and war zones. She has held many exhibitions in Europe and America. Check out her website.

Other Titles by this Author

Required Reading: A witness in words and drawing to the Reena Virk Trials 1998-2000 (2000)

Poems Selected and New (1998)

The Word for Sand (1988)

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