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Good-bye to the Sugar Refinery

Good-bye to the Sugar Refinery

75 pages
Published:   January 1, 1989
Paperback:   9780864920898    $7.95

Wheatley reflects on her experience with the Canadian Women's Army Corps — exploring her own coming-of-age and offering an historical testament to the Canadian women who joined the Corps in World War II. Rich with sentiment, Wheatley's poems are never sentimental, but enlivened by honesty and wit.


Patience Wheatley was born in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England, and came to Canada at the age of fifteen. Her first two collections of poetry were published by Goose Lane Editions.


"She is capable of touching the human heart with a simple, casual image." — Quarry

"A mature voice, wise with experience . . . An important first book by a talented new voice who most surely will not remain in the shadows." — Poetry Canada Review