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An Anthology of Essays

Rona Altrows & Julie Sedivy, Editors

Canadian Studies

Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9781772123838
Pages: 248 Size: 5.25x9

The verb ‘esperar’ means to wait. It also means to hope. —Cora Siré

Waiting, that most human of experiences, saturates all of our lives. We spend part of each day waiting—for birth, death, appointments, acceptance, forgiveness, redemption. This collection of thirty-two personal essays embraces both widely-shared and surprising interpretations of the theme, which is as much about hope as it is about waiting. The contributors play with language that ranges from lush and complex to spare and subtle. Featuring literary voices from the renowned to the emerging, this anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction will resonate with anyone who has ever had to wait.

Robert Kroetsch Series.

Editors Rona Altrows and Julie Sedivy live and write in Calgary.

Contributors Include:
Samantha Albert, Rona Altrows, Sharon Butala, Jane Cawthorne, Weyman Chan, Rebecca Danos, Robin van Eck, Patti Edgar, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, John Graham-Pole, Leslie Greentree, Edythe Anstey Hanen, Vivian Hansen, Jane Harris, Richard Harrison, Elizabeth Haynes, Aritha van Herk, Lee Kvern, Anne Lévesque, Margaret Macpherson, Alice Major, Wendy McGrath, Stuart Ian McKay, Susan Olding, Roberta Rees, Julie Sedivy, Kathryn Seifert, Cora Siré, Steven Ross Smith, Anne Sorbie, Glen Sorestad, Kelly S. Thompson