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M. Crummey

Michael Crummey is about as Canadian as a person can get. He reads Canadian, he writes Canadian, and he′s extremely friendly, polite, and soft-spoken. He was born and grew up in Canada′s Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and has been writing since he was in university. While he is best-known for his first love, poetry, he has written three novels; River Thieves, The Wreckage, and his newest offering, Galore.

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M. Crummey; Michael Crummey




McClelland & Stewart Ltd

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Salvage is a beautifully crafted new book of poems. It opens with a signpost alerting the reader to “Poems about Loss/ Next 100 Pages,” poems about loved ones, relationships, innocence, faith – all gone. But paradoxically people and events in Michael Crummey’s embrace are too vivid to fade away. Summer and winter visits to a Finnish cemetery in Northern Ontario, the aftermath of a mysterious act of arson in Kingston, Ontario, a run around fogged-in Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John’s, Newfoundland – these experiences and others are rendered indelible in spare, luminous poems infused with conscience and heightened attention. Michael Crummey will break your heart and mend it too.

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