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The Address Book: Poems

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The Address Book is a collection of beautifully crafted poems of love and loss. They are united by bitter complaint and grief, feelings that are only fought off by music and intelligence. Elegiac, angry, tender, and brazenly heart-felt, the poems achieve their effect through total immersion in the rich palette of human emotions, and a willingness to tap into "This whim / a ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published March 31st 2005 by House of Anansi Press (first published February 23rd 2004)
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When Heighton hits, it's amazing. The eponymous poem "The Address Book" was just gorgeous, and suggests why Heighton has found success as a poet. Still, at times I felt like he got trapped in his own erudition, and lost sight of his audience. I also could have done without the translation poems at the end of the book.
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Steven Heighton (born August 14, 1961) is a Canadian novelist, short story writer and poet. He is the author of ten books, including two short story collections, three novels, and five poetry collections.[1] His most recent novel, Every Lost Country, was published in 2010.

Heighton was born in Toronto, Ontario, and earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree, at Queens University.[2]

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