I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust

Within the pages of I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust lie twenty-one poems…and twenty-one worlds: worlds in the farthest reaches of space, worlds steeped in myth and legend, worlds that never were, and worlds that yet could be

Beautifully illustrated by Alberta artist Wendi Nordell, each poem was inspired by—and contains—two lines of published poetry from Saskatchewan poets, sent out every weekday by former Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Gerald Hill as a Poetry Month challenge to members of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild in April 2016.

Every poem tells a story. Some are frightening. Some are funny. Some are poignant, some surreal.

Enter a realm of unfettered imagination…and embrace the fantastical.

“In April 2016, Saskatchewan’s then-poet laureate Gerald Hill sent members of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild two lines of poetry each day and challenged the recipients ‘to create new work either inspired by or incorporating those lines.’ Edward Willett …succeeded brilliantly at the challenge, yielding a book of poems that will delight and intrigue anyone who enjoys poetry – and that may win over readers who think they don’t, too. I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust is a startlingly good book of poetry for teens…by turns funny, moody, thought-provoking, and dazzling….The poems are finely complemented by Wendi Nordell’s black-and-white illustrations, which are intriguing in their own right…This creative collection is a gem!” – Leslie Vermeer, Resource Links (Connecting Classrooms, Libraries, & Canadian Learning Resources)

“Prolific Regina writer Edward Willett took a great idea and ran with it…and the result is this creative, entertaining, and occasionally spine-tingling collection of poems that no one but Willett – well-known for authoring sixty books, including twenty science fiction and fantasy novels – could pull off.” – Shelly A. Leedahl

“Willett writes speculative fiction, so these poems are unusual. They are also a lot of fun. Willett’s illustrator, Wendi Nordell, has added to our enjoyment of this book with an amazing full-page drawing accompanying each poem…I am a tough reviewer. I try hard to be consistent. I rate this work on literary merit and enjoy-ability, and I think it is five star material. Highly recommended.” – Jim Bennett, KBR Book Reviews

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Weight 0.3 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.35 in
Format

Print, Ebook