Harold Rhenisch

Harold Rhenisch has published thirty books of environmental writing, memoir, poetry, fiction and critical studies. He has won two CBC poetry prizes, the Malahat Long Poem Prize and the George Ryga Prize. He lives in a big garden in Vernon, BC, in Syilx Territory.

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The Tree Whisperer: Writing Poetry by Living in the World
Harold Rhenisch

2021 / Writing, Poetry / $29.95
9781554472314 / Trade paper / 256 pp

Harold Rhenisch writes about what a lifelong experience in orchards has taught him about being human in a postcolonial society—both the literal fruit tree orchards of the Okanagan Valley and the figurative orchards of literary culture and education. Whether he’s comparing industrialized fruit-growing practices like ‘Mold and Hold’ to the educational complex, or considering how decolonization might meaningfully progress in Syilx Territory, Rhenisch is always cultivating our sense of our presence in a real world. “I used to prune trees,” writes Harold Rhenisch. “Now I prune shadows out of light.”

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