swing beam: my father's story of life on the farm
and the barns he loved and lost

By laura Lush

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Through narrative, poetry and images, this life history account reclaims the silenced voices and life histories of both our aging farmers and aging rural architectures.

Laura Lush seeks out the significance and meaning of her father’s life spent on a farm, and his emotional response to the razing of his two bank barns.


About the Author
Laura Lush teaches creative writing and academic English in the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. Her previous books include Carapace (Palimpsest Press, 2011), The First Day of Winter (Ronsdale Press, 2002), Going to the Zoo (Turnstone Press, 2002), Fault Line (Vehicule Press, 1997), and Hometown (Vehicule Press, 1991).

Her poems and short stories have been widely anthologized in both Canadian and international journals. She lives with her son, Jack, in Guelph, Ontario.


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ISBN 978-1-927023-62-4 (pbk.)