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Breathtaking new poetry by the author of The Cottage Builder’s Letter
In this brilliantly evoked new gathering of poems, George Murray creates a strange and menacing world, pulsating with sensory intensity. These poems don’t just inquire, they demand answers, and go seeking them through the realms of the past, the present, and the future. Here are stories and images that challenge, threaten, and fascinate by their dreamlike clarity, flickering through kaleidoscopic changes and throwing off resonant statements like sparks. “On either side of awe,” as Murray puts it in these innovative new poems, “stand horror and reverence.” Events and figures emerge swiftly out of one another in a landscape partly a futuristic or ancient wasteland, partly the generous earth we know. The collection as a whole forms a saga, moving from contemporary damage toward the possibilities – disaster? recovery? – that always exist “in the few moments we have under the sky.”
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“There is a beauty within the poetic language....This beauty is what makes The Hunter a compelling read. At this watershed moment in history, we are all looking for the beauty that lies somewhere beneath the ugliness of history and the ominous tone of prophecy.”
–Quill & Quire
“He has the poet’s instinct, the knack for turning a good phrase and the verbal grit and suppleness to keep the reader engaged. . . . An important talent.”
George Murray’s four books of poetry are Carousel, The Cottage Builder’s Letter, The Hunter, and, most recently, The Rush to Here. His work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines in Canada, and in the U.S. and Australia, including Descant, The Iowa Review, The Globe and Mail, Jacket, Mid-American Review, Nerve, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Slope. He is a contributing editor with Maisonneuve Magazine and editor of Bookninja.com. Raised in rural Ontario, he now lives in St. John’s.
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Book Description McClelland & Stewart, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0771066759
Book Description McClelland & Stewart, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. First. Seller Inventory # DADAX0771066759