“Joanne Arnott’s poems tell a story of a love lost and found again in language so naked, you feel you’ve stumbled across notes she maybe left tucked under his—or her—pillow. These notes are made with familiar words but they quaver with particular, lyric detail: ‘Do not be afraid, small one/the man with the beautiful song/will come to touch your face again/in the clearing.’ These notes are songs each of us, still and again, do hope to sing.” —Daniel David Moses

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).

Steepy Mountain Love Poetry


“Joanne Arnott urges us forward between our sadness and joys.” —Connie Fife

Weight 245 g
Dimensions 28 × 15 × 0.5 cm


ISBN-13 9780973139631

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