"The Long Walk carries a lifetime's force of meaning. A deeply beautiful book." - Anne Michaels In The Long Walk, Jan Zwicky bears witness to environmental and cultural cataclysm. Both prophetic and acutely personal, these poems extend her previous meditations on colonial barbarism and ecocide, on spiritual catastrophe and transformation. The voice now penetrates the steepest darknesses; it possesses extraordinary density and reach.
Winner of the Governor General's Award for Poetry and the Dorothy Livesay Prize, Jan Zwicky has published more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, including Songs for Relinquishing the Earth, Forge, and Wisdom & Metaphor.