Halfling Spring is poetry that tracks the transformative aspects of desire through updates or notes posted via a variety of virtual and real landscapes. Vivid ink and soft charcoal sketches by award-winning artist-author Leo Yerxa interweave with Arnott’s love poetry, accompanying and illuminating the work. Traditional stories, electronic metaphors, bird life, geographic observations and literary and song references combine with dream imagery and conversational turns, tracking the early stages of a love affair.

Wtih refreshing simplicity, these poems reflect upon the complexities of the inner life, and the weathers and landscapes of love.”

About the Author

Joanne Arnott

Joanne Arnott is an award winning Métis/mixed blood writer from Manitoba. Born in 1960 in Winnipeg, she studied at the University of Windsor in Ontario. She has lived on the West Coast since 1982. She is currently the poetry editor for Event Magazine. In 2017, Joanne won the City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award.

Her first book of poetry, Wiles of Girlhood won the Gerald Lampert Award in 1992. Other books include: My Grass Cradle, Breasting the Waves: On Writing & Healing, and the children's book, Ma MacDonald. She has performed readings of her work and given writing workshops across Canada and in Australia. Joanne's book Halfling Spring was shortlisted for the 2015 Pat Lowther Memorial Award (League of Canadian Poets).

Halfling Spring: an internet romance


“Arnott’s words are a powerful medicine.” —Sharron Proulx-Turner

Weight 215 g
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 1 cm


ISBN-13 9780986874062

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