Harold Heft

The Gazette hails Expressway

By Harold Heft
Montreal Gazette
June 15 2009

The American poet Carl Sandburg said that 'poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.' He meant that poetry has the freedom to bring together disparate elements in the world and align them into something surprisingly new.

A new crop of poetry books from Montreal and beyond illustrate the persistent power of poetry to engage in the search for coherence and clarity amid incongruities.

Among the boldest and most original volumes within the group is Expressway, by Montreal poet Sina Queyras.

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