Helix: New and Selected Poems
By John Steffler
The poems in Helix: New and Selected
Poems cover a span of more than 20 years of writing and deal with
a variety of subjects: the landscape and recent social history of Newfoundland,
the problem of finding and keeping a home, and issues of loss and renewal.
The poems show a perennial interest in the power of wilderness, the dangerous,
vital forces in the psyche and the physical world.
The author of seven books, he has received
the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Artist of the Year Award, the
Atlantic Poetry Prize, and the 1998 Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland
and Labrador’s Poetry Book Award. His novel, The Afterlife of George
Cartwright, won the Smithbooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the
Thomas Raddall Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s
Award and the Commonwealth First Novel Award. He is currently at work
on a new novel.