by Don McKay

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Apparatus by Don McKay

“There’s a place / between desire and memory, some back porch / we can neither wish for nor recall,” writes Don McKay in Apparatus. The poems in this collection home in on that place – those keenly desired places – where language will not reach. Apparatus is Don McKay’s first collection of new poems since his 1991 award-winning Night Field. It is a passionate engagement with nature and a powerful critique of human assaults on wilderness which, for McKay, is more than unsubdued nature; it is whatever eludes the mind’s categories – the insoluble secret of life itself. To read McKay’s poems is to be in touch with the significant concerns of our time and all time. McKay is a poet of unmatched linguistic playfulness, with virtuoso flexibility of voice and an ability to shape-shift through forms, tones, and styles.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551996653
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Don McKay has published nine books of poetry, including Birding, or desire (1983), Sanding Down This Rocking Chair on a Windy Night (1987), Night Field (1991), Apparatus (1997), and Another Gravity (2000). He is also known as a poetry editor, and he has taught poetry in universities across the country. He presently lives in British Columbia.

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