Sonnets from the Labrador
by Samuel Peralta
Sonnets from the Labrador describes a landscape of the imagination, out of the harshly beautiful northern reaches of the Labrador Sea, a world of icebergs and whales, shipwrecks and ghosts.
Conceived by award-winning author Samuel Peralta – whose Sonata Vampirica redefined its genre – this poetry collection teems with a thematic richness that is at once mythic and personal.
The classic and modernist sonnets use iconic artist David Blackwood’s works as a starting point – intaglio prints, woodcuts and paintings that chronicle the history of Newfoundland, forming a collective memory of the north.
With a new preamble, ‘Sea’s Edge’, and an afterword, ‘Flags and Semaphores’ – an essay on poetry, art, and inspiration – this special edition of Sonnets from the Labrador fulfills its original vision – rendering a world that is timeless and unforgettable.