Alison Smith

Alison Smith was the 1996 winner of the Bittner scholarship for creative writing from Acadia University. Her publications include two collections of poetry: Six Mats & One Year (GP, 2003) and The Wedding House (GP, 2000). She lives with her family in New Germany, Nova Scotia.

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Six Mats and One Year
Alison Smith

2003 / Poetry / $18.95
9781894031561 / Trade paper / 72 pp

Over the past decade, countless young Canadians, lured by adventure and the promise of well-paid work, have travelled to Asia to teach English in the many private language schools that have sprung up there. Although these schools provide new opportunities for Asians by opening up Western language and culture, those who have travelled to Asia to teach have as often found themselves the students. Alison Smith's poems chronicle her experience teaching English in Japan, exploring this cross-cultural exchange in the clear, unadorned narrative voice that typified her debut collection.

“Smith’s lyricism is precise, definite; yet, her work is fascinated by the indefinite.” George Elliott Clarke, Halifax Chronicle Herald

Other Books by this Author

Fishwork, Dear
Alison Smith

2010 / Poetry / $5.95 CAN / $5.95 US
9781554470907 / Pamphlet
The Wedding House
Alison Smith

2001 / Poetry / $39.95 CAN / $39.95 US
9781894031295 / Fine
The Wedding House
Alison Smith

2001 / Poetry / $12.95 CAN / $12.95 US
9781894031301 / Trade paper

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