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Born Out of This
by Christine Lowther




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BORN OUT OF THIS, Christine Lowther's first collection of essays, follows her journey from the unutterable loss of her mother to the discovery of her own poetic voice through deep reflection and her intimate connection to the coastal rainforest. Lowther looks back on her mother's poetry and activism. She recalls the day the police arrested her father, and the indifferent beauty surrounding that life-changing moment. Tumbling through the years that follow, Lowther searches for her ownidentity-foster homes, punk rock concerts, activism and wanderings in Europe fill her hours but leave her searching. Ultimately she is drawn back to the forests and coast of her home. With remarkable poetic vision, Chris weaves her words and her mother's poetry into the landscape, until language and land are inseparable. She describes the waning days of spawning salmon: barely submerged, the dark grey still-living move slowly among the dead, except for sudden splashes, bursts of energy, pinnacles of desperation. Nothing is simple in this dense, temperate jungle, and even this routine tragedy renews: This landscape of gore nourishes and fertilizes the trees and berry bushes. With over twenty years of poetic devotion to Clayoquot Sound, Christine Lowther entrances readers through the stunning vividness of her writing, profound reflections on our place in the natural world and its ultimate indifference to us: We ? humans stand between forest and ocean like acupuncture needles, feeling the world pulsing with its endless cycles. Steeped in the immense beauty of the coastal rainforest, this indifference is strangely reassuring.

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BORN OUT OF THIS, Christine Lowther's first collection of essays, follows her journey from the unutterable loss of her mother to the discovery of her own poetic voice through deep reflection and her intimate connection to the coastal rainforest. Lowther looks back on her mother's poetry and activism. She recalls the day the police arrested her father, and the indifferent beauty surrounding that life-changing moment. Tumbling through the years that follow, Lowther searches for her ownidentity-foster homes, punk rock concerts, activism and wanderings in Europe fill her hours but leave her searching. Ultimately she is drawn back to the forests and coast of her home. With remarkable poetic vision, Chris weaves her words and her mother's poetry into the landscape, until language and land are inseparable. She describes the waning days of spawning salmon: barely submerged, the dark grey still-living move slowly among the dead, except for sudden splashes, bursts of energy, pinnacles of desperation. Nothing is simple in this dense, temperate jungle, and even this routine tragedy renews: This landscape of gore nourishes and fertilizes the trees and berry bushes. With over twenty years of poetic devotion to Clayoquot Sound, Christine Lowther entrances readers through the stunning vividness of her writing, profound reflections on our place in the natural world and its ultimate indifference to us: We ? humans stand between forest and ocean like acupuncture needles, feeling the world pulsing with its endless cycles. Steeped in the immense beauty of the coastal rainforest, this indifference is strangely reassuring.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781927575550
  • ISBN-10: 1927575559
  • Publisher: Caitlin Press
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 8.07 x 5.53 x 0.52 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds


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