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Famous Road Kill
     

Famous Road Kill

by Allan Safarik
 
As an immigrant to the prairie, Safarik’s unfettered senses have captured this place like few native poets have. Safarik writes with fortitude and wisdom, honey and fire, and with the jab and embrace of a fearless storyteller. Famous Road Kill is another landmark collection of Safarik’s poetic take on small town prairie life. These

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As an immigrant to the prairie, Safarik’s unfettered senses have captured this place like few native poets have. Safarik writes with fortitude and wisdom, honey and fire, and with the jab and embrace of a fearless storyteller. Famous Road Kill is another landmark collection of Safarik’s poetic take on small town prairie life. These poems delve into daily absurdities yet they are also meditations on what it is to be outsider, and to maintain the delicate balance of identity within a community, while holding to personal perceptions and truths. With the blinkers off, this poetic vision comprehends a generous picture of human and animal experience—an astonishing array of prairie life made large.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926710167
Publisher:
Hagios Press
Publication date:
10/14/2012
Pages:
111
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Allan Safarik was born in Vancouver and raised in a commercial fishing family on Vancouver Heights in North Burnaby where he spent much of his childhood exploring the waterfront when he wasn't playing soccer in East End parks. He is the author of fourteen books of poetry, is an editor and was a co-founder of Blackfish Press in British Columbia. In 1986, he edited the award winning anthology Vancouver Poetry. Safarik, a long time resident of White Rock, BC, currently resides in Dundurn, Saskatchewan and teaches Imaginative Writing at St. Peter's College in Muenster. Safarik won the 2003 John V. Hicks Manuscript Award for Literary Non-Fiction and the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry (in the name of Anne Szumigalski) for When Light Falls from the Sun Hagios Press. He has a B.A. in English from Simon Fraser University. His recent books include Yellowgrass (Hagios, 2008) and The Day is a Cold Grey Stone (Hagios 2010).

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