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Rajinderpal S. Pal's first, acclaimed collection, "pappaji wrote poetry in a language i cannot read," was an exploration, a search not only for a place in the world, but for a sense of one's self. "Pulse" is a collection of love poems, about the sharing of stories and the sharing of that discovered self. Pal writes about those moments in our lives that we cling to, then draw from as "we strive for fabric and texture" in our lives. With echoes of Ondaatje and Wah, Pal's magical, ringing voice sings intimate. These are sensual poems, explorations of "the pulse in fingertips," and "Pulse," the book, is a mature, sophisticated collection of poetry from one of Canada's truest writers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781551521305
ISBN-10: 155152130X
Format: Paperback
(193mm x 142mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: Canada


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Author Biography - S. Pal Rajinderpal

Rajinderpal S. Pal was named "Best Local Author, 2001" by the readers of Calgary's Fast Forward magazine. He also won the Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book for his critically-acclaimed poetry collection pappaji wrote poetry in a language i cannot read, which spent six weeks on the Calgary Herald bestseller list. He won the Calgary semi-finals of the CBC Radio Poetry-Face Off in 2003. Pulse has been nominated for both the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry (an Albert Book Award) and the W.O. Mitchell Book Prize from the City of Calgary. The former president of Calgary's Sage Theatre and former managing editor of filling Station magazine, he is presently on the Board of Directors of the Calgary Folk Fest and the Arts and Culture Committee of Calgary Foundation. He has participated in international arts festivals such as ArtWallah. Rajinderpal has published in literary magazines throughout North America, and is in translation in Brazil and Portugal.