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Sharon Thesen

Sharon Thesen

About Sharon Thesen

Sharon Thesen lived in Prince George, BC from 1960-1964, at which time she moved to Vancouver. She has since had a long career teaching English and Creative Writing at Capilano College in North Vancouver and subsequently at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Her most recent poetry books are A Pair of Scissors, The Good Bacteria, and Oyama Pink Shale.

My Education as a Poet

Where affliction conquers us with brute force, beauty sneaks in and topples the empire of the self from within. —Simone Weil (Dad, I dreamed about you last night. Mom showed me your stiff hand open at the top of the …

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