Barbara Nickel

Books for Adults

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Domain

Poems that explore how and where the boundary lines of our domains are drawn, how our homes are built, loved, and lost…

Richly detailed, grounded in truth, alive to the music in language, poems in Domain take us across place – from sisters juggling oranges in a Renoir painting to a wedding ring lost from the hatch of Apollo 16, from the empire of Catherine the Great to a Mennonite family on a summer evening – and through time: seasons of human loss, grief, renewal and love.

“…Domain confirms Barbara Nickel’s spot among an impressive generation of…poets who write with brassy formal assurance and waste-no-syllable control…

~ The Globe and Mail

“With this book, Barbara Nickel establishes herself in the first rank of her generation.”

~ Quill & Quire

Awards
  • Quill & Quire Best Books of 2007
  • ReLit Award, Longlist

House of Anansi Press (Out of Print)
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The Gladys Elegies

Poems that explore the human spirit in this lush and musical award-winning debut collection…

With her classical music training, Barbara Nickel gives rhythm and grace to sonnets, long poems and prose poems. The Gladys Elegies contains The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Contest award-winning sequence “The Rosary Sonatas”.

“Indeed, if first books can be understood as boasts, then The Gladys Elegies is one of the best boasts of the year.

~ The Gazette (Montreal)

Awards
  • Pat Lowther Memorial Award Winner

Coteau Books (Out of Print)
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News

 

Jan in 35 Pieces, a memoir in music by the cellist Ian Hampton and edited by Barbara, will be released this coming spring 2018 by The Porcupine’s Quill.


Barbara will give a presentation of A Boy Asked the Wind to the Grade Four students at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver on December 11, 2017.


Barbara will present a nature poetry workshop to families of Eastern Fraser Valley NatureKids at the Great Blue Heron Reserve in Chilliwack on February 3, 2018.

http://www.chilliwackfieldnaturalists.com/NatureKids%202017_2018%20%20copy%202.pdf


A Boy Asked the Wind has been selected as a starred choice in Best Books for Kids and Teens 2016 published by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre:

http://bestbooks.bookcentre.ca/#/tag/35


 

A Boy Asked the Wind.

Trailer by Rascal Media


A Boy Asked the Wind was recently reviewed in Quill & Quire:

http://www.quillandquire.com/review/a-boy-asked-the-wind/


 

Barbara speaks about A Boy Asked the Wind on CBC’s North by Northwest.

http://www.cbc.ca/nxnw/podcast/2015/10/26/saturday-october-24/

 


 

Video by Shaw TV of Barbara presenting and talking about A Boy Asked the Wind.

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Author Visits

Interested in booking Barbara to visit your school or library? Choose from a wide range of presentations, from poetry workshops to readings of historical fiction.

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