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Slant Room

Michael Eden Reynolds

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ISBN 10: 0889843228 / ISBN 13: 9780889843226
Published by The Porcupine's Quill. Erin, Ontario, 2009
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Original printed wraps. 96 pp. Octavo. Slant Room marks the book-length emergence of a poet whose work, already startlingly assured, is gaining national recognition. The poetry of Michael Eden Reynolds transforms both the Yukon's terrain and such everyday objects as a refrigerator through the use of arresting imagery and spare, dense language, finding a musical equivalence that is rare in contemporary Canadian poetry. `. I knock/ a cup of sugar cubes, it spits across/ the tabletop: metric archipelago.' The book's four sections include the spacious landscapes of `Spare Room', an elegiac dream-suite, `Migrations', and the strange mindscapes from the title section. The finale, `Fugue', shows the poet expanding his repertoire in a suite of interpenetrating sonnets that wormhole from the past through a catastrophic future. Reynolds' voice, reminiscent by turns of the imagery of John Thompson and the musicality of W. S. Graham, is nonetheless distinctive, and finally original. This book is: `. a room that makes you:/ the way that rock was split, awed,/ mouth filled with rare plants and meltwater.' Printed offset by Tim Inkster on the Heidelberg KORD at the printing office of the Porcupine's Quill in the Village of Erin, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada. Smyth sewn into 16-page signatures with hand-tipped endleaves front and back. Bookseller Inventory # 9780889843226

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Title: Slant Room

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill. Erin, Ontario

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Slant Room is a marvellous debut by Yukon poet Michael Eden Reynolds. These are poems of verbal adventurousness, subtlety, formal rigour and clarity but their craft in no way diminishes their full-heartedness.

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Reynolds' poems have won the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, and the John Haines Award for Poetry. He was also a finalist for the CBC Literary Awards in 2005, the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award in 2006, and The Malahat Review Long Poem Contest in 2007. His work has been anthologized in The Best of Canadian Poetry in English 2008, edited by Molly Peacock and Stephanie Bolster (Tightrope Books).

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The Porcupine's Quill is a small Canadian literary publisher based in the village of Erin (near Guelph), Ontario. We have been in business, in the same location, for forty years.

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