When Light Falls From the Sun

When Light Falls From the Sun


by Allan Safarik

Paperback (Poetry)
9." x 6." · 112 pages
Release Date: April 2005
ISBN 0973556773

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With an unfaltering hand and a quicksilver mind, Allan Safarik offers a series of beautifully crafted landscapes and portraits that are by turns dark, humorous, and intensely moving. This is energetic, highly physical poetry that embraces the strange sense of possibility that pervades prairie life. With his eye fixed on an ever-changing prairie, Safarik has given us a new way to see this difficult yet renewing place. These poems are a gift to Safarik's adopted home. With artworks by Terry Fenton.


Allan Safarik

Allan Safarik was born in Vancouver and raised in a commercial fishing family on Vancouver Heights in North Burnaby where he spent much of his childhood exploring the waterfront when he wasn't playing soccer in East End parks. He is the author of fourteen books of poetry, is an editor and was a co-founder of Blackfish Press in British Columbia. In 1986, he edited the award winning anthology Vancouver Poetry. Safarik, a long time resident of White Rock, BC, currently resides in Dundurn, Saskatchewan and teaches Imaginative Writing at St. Peter's College in Muenster. Safarik won the 2003 John V. Hicks Manuscript Award for Literary Non-Fiction and the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry (in the name of Anne Szumigalski) for When Light Falls from the Sun Hagios Press. He has a B.A. in English from Simon Fraser University. His works include How I Know The Sky Is A River: Selected and New Shorter Poems 1978-1998 (Hagios, 1999), Bird Writer's Handbook (2003), and Blood of Angels (2004) Yellowgrass (2008). In 2012 Safarik published with his father, Norman Safarik, Bluebacks and Silver Brights: A Lifetime in the B.C. Fisheries from Bounty to Plunder.