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Paperback, 88 pages
Published April 12th 1997 by McClelland & Stewart (first published 1997)
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Lucile Barker
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181. Asphodel by Michael Redhill
I liked these poems much more than the Nora Lake Arms collection. Asphodel can refer to a section of the underworld where ordinary souls were sent in Greek mythology. The poems that dealt with an old man confronting death and the suite of Alzheimer poems relate to this and were especially good. The way one is ground down by the disease is shown almost too accurately. Asphodel can also refer to a perennial flower, which may be a hope of resurrection. The Ellis Isla
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Michael Redhill is an American-born Canadian poet, playwright and novelist.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Redhill was raised in the metropolitan Toronto, Ontario area. He pursued one year of study at Indiana University, and then returned to Canada, completing his education at York University and the University of Toronto. He was on the editorial board of Coach House Press from 19
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