The Names: Poems

The Names: Poems

by Tim Lilburn

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ISBN-13: 9780771048043
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

TIM LILBURN is the author of nine previous books of poetry, including Assiniboia, Orphic Politics, Kill-site, and To the River. His work has received the Governor General’s Award and the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award, among other prizes. Lilburn is also the author of two essay collections, Living in the World As If It Were Home and Going Home, and the editor of two other influential books on poetics. He teaches at the University of Victoria.

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Table of Contents


Aunt Mary 1

Beauty Wall 2

West Slope, Sooke Hills 3

The Marian River, Milan 4

January 8, 2014: De more 6

Theodosia 7

Republic 8

Rosemont 9

Ricardo 12

The Northern City 13

The Barracks, 1954 16

Of 17


Sara Riel, the Convent, Ile-á-la-Crosse, 1874 21

End of August 23

Swan Plain 24

Oh 25

Tim Lilburn the trained Jesuit seal has for years etc. 26

Fucked Up, All Fucked Up 27

Magnus es, Domine, et laudabilis valde (Augustine, Confessions) 29

Exempla 30

Black Hut 32

Rabbit Lake Log House, Where I First Read the Tao 33

Nature 34


The Munroe Wing 39

The Fifties 40

Deer Place Hut 42

That Time 43

Poem Coming to Ruusbroec 45

Summer, 1971 48

The Leighton Ford Crusade, Regina Exhibition Stadium, 1962 49


Rivers and Mountains in the Mouth of the Exegetical Choir 53

Retreat 55

Feast 56

Against "Linguistic Fragmentation as Political Intervention in Calgarian Poetry," derek beaulieu, Open Letter, Summer, 2008 57

P,KOLS Song Cycle 60

Mountain 65

Notes and Acknowledgements 67

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