Hazards of Eden, Poems from the Southwest

With Our Baggage by Alan Berecka

by Glen Sorestad

This collection brings together poems that reflect Glen Sorestad's fascination with and affection for the American Southwest's distinctive landscape and the people who inhabit it. From his first visit over 30 years ago, Sorestad has been recording in poetry his experiences, stories he hears, and his unique observations. The result is a gathering of insightful and entertaining poems spanning several decades and countless miles of traveling Southwestern highways and backroads.

Glen Sorestad, first poet laureate of Saskatchewan, has published more than twenty books of poems. His poetry has been translated into seven languages and appeared in dozens of anthologies and textbooks.


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About the Author

Glen Sorestad, authorGlen Sorestad is a nationally recognized poet who has published twenty books of poetry. His work has been recognized in Europe and the United States where throughout the years he has been invited to universities and writing festivals to present it. His work with the Saskatchewan Writers Guild earned him the Guild’s Founders’ Award in 1990. In subsequent years he was recognized by the Writers Union of Canada and in 1998 the League of Canadian Poets honored him with Life Member status. In 2000 he was appointed the first Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan, a post that he served until 2004, and in 2010 he was appointed to the Order of Canada.

His other published works include three titles by Thistledown Press: What We Miss (2010), Blood & Bone, Ice & Stone (2005), and Leaving Holds Me Here: Selected Poems 1975-2000 (2001).