The Island in Winter

Terrence Young

Awards: Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry

The Island in Winter is Terence Young's fresh and broad take on the universe. With a wry sense of humour he chronicles his childhood, family, marriage and dreams. He explores the natural and symbolic landscape with a depth of vision that is surprising in a first book.

Poetry 1998

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"Young is a storyteller and his ability to marry storylines to strongly crafted, richly imaged poetry, is a rare gift, indeed. [...] The Island In Winter is a truly remarkable first book and, by blending his considerable expertise as both fiction writer and poet, Young has made sure that it is one that can be read and appreciated by anyone who enjoys truly fine writing." -Ronnie R. Brown, Canadian Bookseller

"Young's work is sure-footed and entertaining, and he's adept with humour, at times using it to ground romanticism. ...This is a book that will have a wide range of appeal; even those readers not normally drawn to poetry will enjoy the poet's compassionate, forthright, and fresh vision. ...Young is an exceptional poet, and he's only going to get better." -Kelly Parsons, Malahat Review "This is a wonderful collection of joyful meditations in lyric narrative mode. The bulk of the poems are written in free verse strophes, but the occasional prose poem and exploration of parallel syntax in open form lyric add spice to the mix. Music and image are splendidly handled throughout, and Young is especially adept at creating the telling image. An auspicius beginning indeed." -Richard Stevenson, Books in Canada

Terence Young lives on Vancouver Island with his family. His poetry and fiction have appeared in journals across Canada. He has won several awards, including The Fiddlehead Poetry Contest, the Stephen Leacock Poetry Contest and This Magazine's Literary Hunt. He is a co-editor and co-founder of The Claremont Review, an international literary magazine for young writers, and currently teaches writing and English at St. Michaels University School.
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108 pp 9" x 6"
ISBN13: 9781550651225

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