Beautiful Razor: Love Poems & Other Lies

Overview

In Beautiful Razor, Al Hunter explores the span between the sensual and the profane; the distance of which can sometimes be vast or on the razor’s edge. This much awaited collection is the third poetry book written by the former Rainy River First Nations Chief, along with Spirit Horses and The Recklessness of Love.
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Overview

In Beautiful Razor, Al Hunter explores the span between the sensual and the profane; the distance of which can sometimes be vast or on the razor’s edge. This much awaited collection is the third poetry book written by the former Rainy River First Nations Chief, along with Spirit Horses and The Recklessness of Love.
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Editorial Reviews

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“In this fluid collection we enter a galactic expanse where absence, distance and fire repel and attract lovebodies in a winged-whirl of magnetic mad flight. Loss, emptiness, space, desire, blood, memory; all devour themselves in the combustions of love without self. The you/other may be interchangeable, never static or frozen or attainable. In these sharp-beaked bird-worlds there is ‘no going back’ – at best, bodies meet only ‘flame to flame,’ mutable and razor-like in feathery, impermanent forms. I find Hunter’s new work a rare melding of Blues, Kabbalah and personal transcendence – a piercing, hard-won angelic love mantra. A blazing tour de force!” - Juan Felipe Herrera (California Poet Laureate) “What lies here are the vagaries of a heart wounded, shattered, and redeemed by love. Such generosity of spirit deserves acclaim. A bravura work.” - Richard Wagamese (author of Indian Horse)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780986874017
  • Publisher: Kegedonce Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2012
  • Pages: 94
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

AL HUNTER is from Rainy River First Nations, Manitou Rapids, Ontario. He is a proud member of the Caribou clan whose roles and responsibilities include reconciliation, peacemaking, and the preservation of artistic, creative traditions of the Anishinaabeg. His work has appeared most recently in This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years Since the Blockades; W’daub Awe: Speaking True; McGraw-Hill Ryerson’s iLit: Stories of Struggle and Strength from First Natioins, Inuit, and Metis Peoples in Canada. He is a spoken word performer and the author of three books of poetry, Spirit Horses and The Recklessness of Love. Beautiful Razor: Love Poems & Other Lies is his third book. All are published by Kegedonce Press.
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Table of Contents

At Our Tender Age 1

Beautiful Razor 2

I talked with the moon 3

The Rain Fell 4

Blue Rain 5

It was my mistake 6

I watched the world fall away 7

Goodbye to this Hurt Town 8

They Sang the Horse Song 9

Promises to Keep 10

In Your Arms 11

You stared past the fire 12

Gatling Gun 13

Permanent Scars 14

The Poem That Never Ends 15

Ropes 16

The Bird Who Was Afraid to Fly 17

Someday I won't remember you 18

Compass 19

Waiting for the Thunderbirds 20

The Diet 21

Eyes wide open 22

Far & Away 23

Evening Fuchsia 24

I am Beautiful in these Woods 25

I Won't Be Calling 26

Broken Vows 27

Every Poem 28

Death by a Thousand Poems 29

Song for 1975 30

Prairie 31

A Greater Distance 32

Another Time 33

Nanokaasii 34

Semaphore 35

Other Lies

Secrets of the Stone 37

I am going to drink 38

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