Pattern of Genes

by Rosalee van Stelten

Pattern of Genes examines a life well lived, full of humour and character, but filled also with inescapable losses. These intense-ly intimate poems take us from the poet’s childhood in Winnipeg in the Second World War through her experiences as a Wren in the Royal Canadian Navy and as a traveller. There is a spirit of adventure and romance in her work, a vivid sense of time and place, but there is also a pervading elegiac tone as she copes with bereavement and loneliness.

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Weight .122 kg
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .25 in
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Soft Cover

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Rosalee van Stelten

Rosalee van Stelten has won many awards for her poems, including: Finalist, Canada’s Cowboy Festival, Calgary; National poetry contest; Gold watch award, Calgary Herald; Christmas story contest; and Alberta Senior’s Games, Culture Division, bronze medal for poetry.