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Another Gravity

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From one of Canada’s most acclaimed poets and the winner of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry.

This book, Don McKay’s ninth collection, practises "the dark art of reflection" – which, as one of the poems tells us, whether boldly or capriciously, could not have existed without the moon – as it moves ever more deeply into ideas of home.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by McClelland & Stewart
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This is such a great collections of poems... (well, most of them). i really see this book as don mckay enacting the theories he puts forward in his book of essays, "vis a vis" (i really recommend reading that one, by the way). one of the major metaphors he uses in many of the poems is the moon. and i think this image of the moon sums up pretty well what he's trying to do. the moon can stand in for this sort of "wilderness" that exists all around us. we have our nice, neat, domesticated human wor ...more

sculpted barks like fastballs of packed / air (9)

the arc of time riding its slow wing (38)

[Icarus] unbends creakily, stretches, and walks home, feeling gravity's pull upon him as a kind of weather. (45)

Somehow they will find a way to put their brute heads in the clouds. (46)

that monstrous / silver moonfish we call ocean (52)
Another book for Canadian poetry with Jamie Dopp. I loved the poem "Icarus."
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Don McKay is an award-winning Canadian poet, editor, and educator.

McKay was educated at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Wales, where he earned his PhD in 1971. He taught creative writing and English for 27 years in universities including the University of Western Ontario and the University of New Brunswick.

In June 2007, he won the Griffin Poetry Prize for Strike/Slip (2006)
More about Don Mckay...
VIS a VIS: Field Notes on Poetry & Wilderness Camber Strike/Slip Paradoxides Apparatus

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