This Flesh These Words, 88 pages, white paper. Cover Art: detail from monoprint "Who is Who?" by Ilania Abileah.

This powerful new book by Montreal poet Sharon H. Nelson reflects on the deeper side of life -- friendship, loss, community and language. The poems of This Flesh These Words contemplate humanity's restless spiritual hunger witnessed in diverse cultural traditions. The poet confronts the grief of loss, but also celebrates life and the ability of language to sustain friendship and community. Sharon H. Nelson takes as the vocation of the poet the study of "what it means to be fully human and how we as humans survive." [Back cover]

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"...I can't let too much more time pass without saying how much I loved, loved, loved the book by Sharon H. Nelson. I haven't had enough of that kind of gutsy feminism in such an artful form in a long time..."
Adrienne Drobnies, Simon Fraser University

"I can't let too much more time pass without saying how much I loved, loved, loved the book by Sharon Nelson. I haven't had enough of that kind of gutsy feminism in such an artful form in a long time. . . . As different as I find her experience to be from mine in many respects, there's a lot I recognize, too. It's just good poetry."
Adrienne Drobnies, Simon Fraser University

This Flesh These Words is available from Ekstasis Editions.

Sharon H. Nelson. 7 December 2000.