From the back cover:
With a nod to both the burden and beauty of blue, "As stones study stones..." is an eclectic collection of original and re-imagined stone stories hewn by Patricia Poriz.
Divided into two sections, the first, Stone Foundation, etches the author's past onto the stones of the Crowsnest Pass, including a poignant piece about her grandmother's struggles as a WWI bride, as well as poems and ponderings chiseled from the author's own passages through anxiety, her sister's suicide, the healing power of Rocky Mountain vistas, and the tentative beginnings of her faith journey.
In the second section, Stone Stories, Poriz shares the narratives that spoke to her as she resolved to leave no stone unturned. Starting at A, readers are invited to join a somewhat fractured trek through her imagination and Canada, as the author experiements with creative forms of expression, concluding at Zed with a playful proposal on how to unite Canadians.
As stones study stones: Words for Other Common Ravens