Concrete and Wild Carrot


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Poetry. Heartfelt looking and attentive listening are newly advocated and demonstrated in CONCRETE AND WILD CARROT. The poems in this book are startlingly youthful. The words leap with life, whether the subject be Avison's beloved Toronto byways, with their population of dogs, kids, oaks, firs, squirrels, ants, and human citizens, or her surprising probes of the Bible. Jesus is a model, for instance, a poet who "among us. found encrusted words and structures; / he washed and brushed them clean / and out of the ...

Concrete and Wild Carrot 2003, Brick Books

ISBN-13: 9781894078245

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