Lasso the Wind: Aurelia's Verses and Other Poems

Lasso the Wind: Aurelia's Verses and Other Poems

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Winner of the 2014 Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration
Shortlisted for the 2014 Retail Council of Canada Book of the Year for Children Award

"Can you lasso the wind?
Can you whip it a-gale?
Can you make oceans bend
To cradle each lost whale?

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A seventh-generation Nova Scotian, George Elliott Clarke was born in 1960 in Windsor Plans, Nova Scotia. He is known as a poet, as well as for his two-volume anthology of Black Writing from Nova Scotia, Fire in the Water. Volume One contains spirituals, poety sermons, and accounts from 1789 to the mid-twentieth century; Volume Two collects the work of the Black Cultural Renaissance in Nova Scotia, which, in Clarke's words, "speaks to people everywhere about overcoming hardships and liberating t...more