Oberon Press has published a new book of poetry by David Helwig entitled The Sway of Otherwise. The poems evoke the vivid realities of the cycle of the seasons and of life. The title is taken from a poem about walking sandbars on a brilliant summer day.
In 2008, David Helwig won a Matt Cohen Award for a lifetime of achievement in poetry and prose. He had already won both the Atlantic Poetry Award and the CBC Poetry Award, and been named poet laureate of Prince Edward Island, where he lives.