John Weier

John Weier

John Weier is a Canadian poet born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1949. Formerly the President of the League of Canadian Poets, he has published five collections of poetry as well as a number of works of fiction and non-fiction. He was recently the Writer-in-Residence at the Winnipeg Public Library, owns his own chapbook company, and also works as a professional luthier. In 2004 his book Stand the Sacred Tree: Journeys in Place and Memory was shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.


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Where Calling Birds Gather

Where Calling Birds Gather is a poetic journey spanning continents. From the Canadian Prairies readers are whisked away to Australia and Ethiopia in search of exotic birds. When readers finally “tack” for home, they have only to wait until the next migration.

ISBN 9780888014146
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Stand the Sacred Tree

Shortlisted for The Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
Stand the Sacred Tree is book of travel and nature, birds and water (or the lack of it), the joy of life and the sorrow of illness. Weier traveled widely—Syria, Iceland, Holland, Denmark, and Canada—and discovered people who are obsessed with place, with travel; each destination, each trip without exception leading to another. Each new landscape brings new exotic birds and flowers, new friends. Yet everywhere there is always something haunting and familiar.

ISBN 9780888012876
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Ride The Blue Roan

The poems in Ride the Blue Roan demonstrate the same simplicity and craft as a hand-made instrument. Without affectation, but with open intensity, Weier crafts poems of life fully lived.

ISBN 9780888011312
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Marshwalker: Naturalist Memoirs conveys the biological and behavioural intricacies of marsh life without dulling their romance and splendour. The memoir is a month-by-month study of a large prairie marsh with its many inhabitants.

ISBN 9780888012258
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