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A Compact of Words

Rob McLennan

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ISBN 10: 1907056114 / ISBN 13: 9781907056116
Published by Salmon Poetry, 2010
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Title: A Compact of Words

Publisher: Salmon Poetry

Publication Date: 2010

Book Condition:Very Good

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A Compact of Words, Canadian poet Rob McLennan's fifteenth trade poetry title, comes out of a series of reflections on domestic matters - a break-up, his daughter - influenced by the ghazal form as brought into Canadian literature through the American ex-pat John Thompson in the 1970s. Through disparate leaps, the lines write as much between them as the words themselves, writing out a clear and present labyrinthine voice that goes beyond even what the words themselves convey. Where not a word is wasted.

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