White Stone : The Alice Poems

Author: Stephanie Bolster | ISBN: 1550650998 : 9781550650990 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 73 | Weight: .162 Kg. | Published: IPG (Véhicule Press) – January 1998 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies

Winner of the 1998 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry.

This is Stephanie Bolster’s first book. She lives in Ottawa.

The Governor General’s Award jury citation:

“WHITE STONE: THE ALICE POEMS was judged the best book of poetry in 1998 for as many reasons as there are poems in this powerful sequence, but due primarily to Stephanie Bolster’s ability to depict the emotional life of Alice Liddell as girl and woman in brilliant narrative juxtapositions. She uses her lyrical powers to present Alice the creation and Alice the person in a cultural context that, on one level, re-examines cognition and dissociation and on another, liberates the poetic sequence from the monotony of story and closure.”