The Porcupinity of the Stars (ePub ebook)

ISBN-10: 1770562737
ISBN-13: 9781770562738
96 pp, Digital ePub
Oct 15 2010
$10.95 CAD
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My Grandfather

had no time for
description

he said
I’m too old

at my age
I just want to know

what happens

In this much-anticipated new collection, poet and musician Gary Barwin both continues and extends the alchemical collision of language, imaginative flight and quiet beauty that have made him unique among contemporary poets. As the Utne Reader has noted, what makes this work so compelling is ‘Barwin’s balance of melancholy with wide-eyed wonder.’ The Porcupinity of the Stars sees the always bemused and wistful poet reaching into new and deeper territory, addressing the joys and vagaries of perception in poems touching on family, loss, wonder and the shifting, often perplexing nature of consciousness. His Heisenbergian sensibility honed to a fine edge, the poems in this bright, bold and acutely visual book add a surreptitious intensity and wry maturity to Barwin’s trademark gifts for subtle humour, solemn delight, compassion and invention.

‘Between the freaky, funny filmmaker Guy Maddin and author Gary Barwin, Canada is producing some of the most innovative creative works of our time.’ – Utne Reader

[Cover illustration by Charmaine Olivia. Visit her site at www.charmaineolivia.com.]