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The Grammar of Distance free pdf In his third collection of poetry, The Grammar of Distance, Ian Burgham writes from his gut and his heart. His imagery is, by turns, sensuous and rough-hewn, soft and hard. The poems crackle with sonic energy- they whinny and stamp. They whistle in the dark. His poetic landscapes frequent the windswept coasts of Scotland- but in this collection, we also find him doing terribly Canadian things like snowshoeing, surveying, chopping wood. Sometimes Al Purdy can be heard in Burgham's voice and, occasionally, Patrick Lane. His penchant for storytelling and Celtic elegiac moods makes him a solid candidate for the position of poetic counterpart to Alistair MacLeod. Like all strong poets, Burgham's imagination breaks past borders. Tribal and intense, his poems are conversations with loved ones, lost ones, and all the poets with storms in their bones. They are feisty. They rant. They grieve. They celebrate. Burgham is a thinker, a philosophical poet, a restless soul who asks big questions.

About Ian Burgham

Ian Burgham is a poet who has worked as an editor and then publisher for Canongate Publishing and Macdonald Publishing, respectively. He is an associate of the League of Canadian Poets and is the author of "A Confession of Birds" and "The Stone Skippers." His writing has also been published in numerous Canadian literary journals, including "Prairie Fire," "Contemporary Verse 2 (CV2)," the" New Quarterly," the" Literary Review of Canada"," "" Queen's Quarterly," "dANDelion," "Harpweaver," and" Precipice." He was awarded the Queen's University "Well-Versed" Poetry Award. He divides his time between Toronto and Kingston, Ontario.

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Author : Ian Burgham
Publisher : Tightrope Books
Data Published : 01 April 2010
ISBN : 192663909X
EAN : 9781926639093
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 101 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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