PoemsBook - 1996
W.H. New's Poems, variations on the sonnet form, explore growing up in British Columbia, from the coast to the Kootenays, Through the Metaphysics of science. In this his first book of poems, New contemplates a world in which chaos and order, growth and tradition, imagination and empiricism, placement and displacement coexist. He writes about his native landscape in poems that are at once meticulous and a challenge to aesthetic boundaries. Science Lessons traces tensions in a young boy who struggles to reconcile his individual freedom with the demands of a community that insists upon obedience. Science Lessons confirms the wonder and awe we all feel for our place in the natural world; our awakening into the self and the universe.
Publisher: Lantzville, B.C. : Oolichan Books, 1996.
Characteristics: 90 p. :,port. ;,22 cm.