Ian Burgham The Stone Skippers

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The Stone Skippers

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Love and loss, two frequently exhausted themes of poetry, find fresh life under the pen of poet Ian Burgham. Through the poems in this collection, sadness and solitude become lenses for viewing the world’s beauty, and love is a territory that humanity maps with little skill. Indeed the very core of humanity is explored in the poems, set against the Canadian literary landscape and frequently returning to distances—those imposed upon oneself by desire or loss—and motifs of conversation. Approachable but affecting, the poems of this collection raise questions, and anwers for them, that the reader did not know they had.

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Ian Burgham is a poet who has worked as an editor and then publisher for Canongate Publishing and Macdonald Publishing, respectively. He is an associate of the League of Canadian Poets and is the author of A Confession of Birds and The Grammar of Distance. His writing has also been published in numerous Canadian literary journals, including Prairie FireContemporary Verse 2 (CV2), the New Quarterly, the Literary Review of Canada, Queen’s Quarterly, dANDelion, Harpweaver, and Precipice. He was awarded the Queen’s University “Well-Versed” Poetry Award. He divides his time between Toronto and Kingston, Ontario.

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"For always the opening poem, 'The Stone Skippers,' is with us. Waking up panicked and rushed with no memory and only a sense of time slipping quickly through our fingers is an easy state to fall into, but it is a miserable one. Facing loss and the spaces it leaves for us is painful, dreadful, and has its potential for despair. But it also comes with opportunities, connections, and surprises. And this emptiness, in its own way, is full, and the loneliness complete. This collection is a coming to terms with loss, and it leaves us with comfort, not fear."  —Antigonish Review

"Here is a writer capable of great subtlety, fusing the turning point moment of short story, depth and length of novel, 'in-breath' of exalted verse. Use of form, poetic device, economy, and choice of language, blurring of fancy and fiction-all are employed with intelligence and readerly insight. Burgham demonstrates the dancing quality and length of well-crafted poetry . . . The poems are to be savoured, lingered over, allowed to resonate and be remembered. Strongly recommended!"  —Kevin Gillam, poet

"I admire The Stone Skippers greatly. The poems have a hardness and succinctness. This concision, leanness, and directness, brings out the emotion in them, the sense of distance and space and wind-sweep both emotional and imagistic, wonderfully well. There are poems that stay with one. There are many items of praise I could include, but just let me say, Burgham has written a good book, and good poems!"  —A. F. Moritz, poet

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