Where Genesis Begins is a collaboration of two of Newfoundland’s foremost artists: Tom Dawe, a profoundly visual poet, and Gerald Squires, a profoundly poetic painter. The book contains thirty-seven poems by Dawe, twenty-nine of which have not been published before, and seventy-one artworks by Squires. The book opens with an essay by Martina Seifert of Queen’s University in Belfast and closes with an afterword by poet, novelist, and essayist Stan Dragland of Newfoundland.
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Born in Long Pond, Manuels, Conception Bay South, Tom Dawe has been a teacher, professor of English (Memorial Univesity), visual artist, editor, writer and poet. His work includes poetry, fiction, dramatic script, folklore and children’s literature. His is also one of the founding members of Breakwater Books Ltd. and TickleAce magazine. Winner of many awards and honours in arts and letters, he was recently awarded honourary membership in the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador and induction into Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Hall of Honour. His work has been studied in schools and colleges around the world. Rewriting Newfoundland Mythology: The Works of Tom Dawe, a book by Martina Seifert, was published in Germany and Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2002.
Gerald Squires was born in Change Islands, Newfoundland, in 1937. He obtained much of his early training in art in Toronto, where his mother, a Salvation Army officer, was stationed when Squires was twelve. In 1969 he returned to live in Newfoundland with his wife Gail and daughters Meranda and Esther, settling in 1971 at the Ferryland lighthouse residence and then moving to Holyrood in 1983. Squires received the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s Ted Drover Award for Achievement in the Visual Arts in 1984 and an Honorary Doctorate from Memorial University in 1992. In 1999 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art and was also appointed Member of the Order of Canada. He received the Golden Jubilee Award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 2003, and in 2008 he was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s Arts Hall of Honour. Major exhibitions have traveled across Canada, and his works have been included in more than 300 group exhibitions i
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Book Description Breakwater Books Ltd., Canada, 2009. Soft Cover. Book Condition: VG. Squires, Gerald (illustrator). Oblong. Small curl at the corners, light creasing from page handling and light soil to outer edges. French wraps have light edge/rub wear and light creasing. Actual book for sale pictured. Winner of the Canadian Authors Association (CAA) Poetry Award. 26.8 x 23 x 1.7cm, wt999g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 021092