All Our Wonder Unavenged – Don Domanski

Winner of the 2008 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award

Creator: Don Domanski
Nominator: Julia McCarthy

All our Wonder Unavenged represents the mature accomplishment of a poet with a unique, finely honed voice. Cape Breton native Don Domanski speaks to a wholeness of being in poems that are intimate yet vast, specific yet breathtakingly universal. He finds the marvelous in the ordinary, transforming familiar places and sentiments into transcendent images that persist long after reading. Critics have called this Governor General’s Award-winning collection “a spiritual and metaphysical triumph.” Domanski himself comments: “through poetry, we can realize that the entire universe stands where we are standing right now, every stone, cricket and star occupying the same space and moment with us …”