"Whether she writes about the Palestinians, Copenhagen, sensual passion, maternal love, manic American culture, or the northern European landscape, Heather Spears gives us what we need – clarity of language and vision, unwavering compassion, and a searching awareness that engages both human suffering and human loving, without naivete or too-knowing irony. A poetry of integrity, grace, and gentle-muscular heart."
Richard Lemm

R.S. Thomas
R.S. Thomas
I can still draw, Wolsak and Wynn, 2008
Line by Line, Ekstasis, 2002 (drawings of Canadian poets with their poems)
Required Reading, poems and drawings from the Reena Virk Trials, Wolsak & Wynn, 2000
Selected and New Poems, Wolsak & Wynn 1998
The Panum Poems, Ekstasis 1996 (drawings and poems)
Human Acts, Wolsak and Wynn, 1991
The Word for Sand, Wolsak and Wynn, 1989
How to Read Faces, Wolsak and Wynn, 1988
Drawings from the Newborn, Ben-Simon, 1986 (poems and 52 drawings)

From the Inside
Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1972 ISBN-0-919197-04-3 47p. out of print
"(among) women poets who have made available for poetry the experience of breakdown: ...Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton (and) Heather Spears. A series of compact vignettes...rendered with an austere simplicity." Jean Mallinson, Canadian Forum

The Danish Portraits

Ryerson, Toronto 1967 26p. out of print
"the effect is frightening...obsessively personal...the inner struggle of the artist-poet seeking to pull out the very soul of her subject. Furthermore, the forms into which they fall fit as a glove fits." Dorothy Livesay, Canadian Literature

Asylum Poems

Emblem Books, Toronto 1958 12p. out of print
"strident power, percussive vocabulary and wrenched syntax...a most disconcerting and haunting little book." Northrop Frye, The Bush Garden


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