Todd Swift is one of Canada's leading younger expatriate writers. Elegant, moving, and masterful, Rue du Regard forms the final part of a trilogy, following the acclaimed Budavox and Cafe Alibi. Written in Paris and London between 2001 and 2004, Rue du Regard crosses the channel between these two great cities and between two kinds of poetry: experimental and mainstream. The book deals with looking: in, out, back, and ahead. In almost whiplash motion, certain moods, themes, and images from Swift's earlier collections here snap forward, double-back. The universal accidents of travel and memory, love and desire, violence and innocence, are central.
|Publisher:||D C Books|
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About the Author
Todd Swift was born in 1966 in Montreal, Canada but is now also British. He is the Director of Eyewear Publishing. Holding a PhD from the UEA, he has had nine full poetry collections of his work published in America, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland. His tenth, out in his 50th year, is Madness and Love in Maida Vale. His poems have appeared for over 30 years in many international publications, including Blackbox Manifold, The Globe and Mail, Poetry, Poetry Review, Poetry London, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Prism International, The Fiddlehead, Matrix, and Best British Poetry 2014.