Atlantic Poetry Prize Nominee, 2009ReLit Award Nominee, 2009There is something in the contours of the sonnet, that siren of poetic forms, which can shape the imagination. "Sky Atlas," based on the 88 constellations, is itself a sequence of 88 sonnets: some are traditional and others, like the prose sonnet and the hypersonnet, are more subversive, yet still maintain a strong attachment to a poetic terrain. The heavens are seasonal, and so is the atlas, with 22 constellations in each of the spring, summer, fall, and winter sections. A walk under the stars, whatever the season, can leave you breathless and wondering. Reading "Sky Atlas" will do the same.
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Author Biography - Alan R Wilson
Alan R. Wilson has degrees in Physics and Creative Writing, and is the author of two previous books of poetry: Animate Objects and Counting to 100. His novel, Before the Flood, was shortlisted for the Ethyl Wilson Prize for Fiction and the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, and won the 2000 Books in Canada/Chapters First Novel Award.