In a portrait gallery of poems, Richard Lemm considers everything from the history of war in the United States to an undertakers' convention in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. History, war and a search for understanding thread through this collection, in poems that have wild, dynamic imagery and a strong emotional resonance.
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Richard Lemm is an award-winning author. He currently is a professor at the University of PEI. He has an MA in English from Queen's University and a PhD from Dalhousie University. He has been a faculty member at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and has been writer-in-residence and poetry instructor at various community colleges, regional libraries, public school districts and summer writing programs across the country. Born in Seattle, he immigrated to Canada in 1967.Review:
"This is a rich and cohesive collection that treats heroism in many forms and guises without apology and with much exuberance and good humour. Lemm has an ear for cadence and by drawing allusions from social culture and history he creates a resonant verse that bursts with energy and personality." - Prairie Fire Review of Books
"It's important to stress that gloom does not dominate this book. There are poems of sorrow and loss, certainly, but Lemm's recollections are kindled with moments of humour and with magic as in his haunting 'Hendrix of Arabia,' about the rebirth of a rebellious spirit of defiance and doubt that has shown up among troops throughout history." - Malahat Review
"Burning House leaves the reader with a yearning for more of Lemm's undeniably masculine poetic voice.... It is his frankness and refusal to romanticize the key moments in his poems that allows his verse to take on sensuousness that is as authentic as it is provocative." - Canadian Literature
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Book Description Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd, 2010. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91632232
Book Description Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2835055235