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These prophetic voices paint the many characters who inhabit your life and landscape. Six strong poets will carry you: laughing at the pratfalls that trip us all, but picking ourselves up and dancing into the 21st century, knowing only by shared words do we continue living. Caroline Davidson can capture in Emily Dickinson brevity the pathos of six partying boys lost in Lake Ontario. While Roger Nash, a philosopher, meditates in rich metaphors on settings and situations of his frequent travels to the Middle East ...
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Overview

These prophetic voices paint the many characters who inhabit your life and landscape. Six strong poets will carry you: laughing at the pratfalls that trip us all, but picking ourselves up and dancing into the 21st century, knowing only by shared words do we continue living. Caroline Davidson can capture in Emily Dickinson brevity the pathos of six partying boys lost in Lake Ontario. While Roger Nash, a philosopher, meditates in rich metaphors on settings and situations of his frequent travels to the Middle East and Asia. Sonja Dunn finds the cycle of continuing in life cameos. With musical wordplays and syllable sound effects, James Reaney teases and taunts you with his insights: "two sides of a breath". Bernice Lever tangles cliches and conversational comments in sly recordings until the 'everyday' is luminous. Robert Sward sculpts contemporary dialogue and details into biting biographies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781895837179
  • Publisher: Insomniac Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Pages: 127
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Davidson, of Pickering, Ontario, grew up in Ithaca, New York. Her father was a physicist and her mother an artist who gave her an imagistic eye and unlimited atoms to read.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
We Breathe Only Oxygen 12
A Target 13
Tomorrow I Will Steal a Blackjack 14
Beware Passion, My Friend 16
This Lady 17
Eating 18
Scarce as Angels 20
Hurting You 22
Heart-to-Heart Talking 23
Heart Complains 24
Heart Talks Back 25
'They' 27
Tombstones 28
This Bird With the Bullet in its Bill 29
'How Ya Ben?' 30
Billy 32
Missing 33
Simon Recording for his Great-Grandmother 34
Moon on the Rise 35
My Grandfather's Eye 36
The Contest 37
Mama Helen 38
Splitting Rocks 39
The Summer Barn 40
Penelope 42
Penelope's Monologue 43
Variation on a Theme of Eros 44
Puppeteer 46
Where is it Written? 47
Neighbours 48
While Daylight Lasts 49
A Defence of Prose-Poetry 52
Blues for all the Similes: On Reading the "National Enquirer" 53
Prohibitions: Grandfather's Parting Words of Advice 54
The Forecast for your Region Tomorrow 55
A Girl Walks by in a Benediction of Jeans 56
A Creation Story 57
Rainbows 58
Several Difficulties With Judging Distances 59
After the Catch 60
The Woman of your Dreams 62
The Necessity of Quarrels 64
Tawatinaw Valley Farm 65
Messengers 66
The University of Silence 68
Wedding in the Garden 69
Letter 72
In Ukraine 73
Canada Tavern 74
North Country 75
My D.P.s 75
Memories on Wolodymyr Serotiuk's Birthday 76
Veechnaya Pamyat 78
The Gift 79
Babyn Yar 80
Singing Sand 81
Sky Ku 82
Haiku 82
Migration 83
Before Glasnost, Oy Tovarish 84
Singing for Dinner 85
Advice to a Canadian in Paradise 86
Scarlet the Parrot 88
The Biggest Party Animal of them All 90
Turning 60 94
On my Way to the Korean War ... 96
42 Poets Named Robert 98
Sex & TV With Aunt Miriam - 1945 100
Portrait of an L.A. Daughter 102
"Hot Sugar Chili Sex" 105
"It's a Gun" 108
The Ship 112
A Novelette Called: Not Proven 115
Moses 116
The Congress Cafe 118
Brush Strokes in Decorating a Fan 119
Acknowledgements 127
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