Calling Home

Richard Sanger

You call home when you're excited or in trouble. Richard Sanger's new collection contains voices reporting from a number of far-flung states, both emotional and geographic. The book's true theme, though, is what one calls home, and the idea that home itself can be a calling. Framed by an unusual sequence of four encounters with a loved one who is both different and the same, Calling Home digs through family history and faraway winters with all the colloquial verve and formal skill that has made Sanger one of the most compelling–and enjoyable–of Canada's new poets.

Signal
Poetry 2002

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Reviews


"Free translations/imitations of Brecht, Salvador and Rimbaud display a natural grace." -The Montreal Gazette

"Sanger, playwright and poet, builds poems around incident and action." - Books in Canada

"The poems in which Sanger goes beyond his own experiences are often fabulous." -Canadian Literature

"These are outstanding poems." -The Globe & Mail

"[Sanger] clearly enjoys writing and brings that fun to the reader." -The Glebe Report

Richard Sanger's poems have appeared in numerous publications in Canada, Britain and the U.S, including Descant, Fiddlehead, The London Review of Books, Queen's Quarterly, SouthWest Review, and The Times Literary Supplement; his first collection, Shadow Cabinet, appeared in 1996. His plays, Not Spain and Two Words for Snow among them, have been nominated for the Governor General's Award and the Chalmer's Prize.Torontonians were eager to share their favourite haunts and discoveries.

Other books by Richard Sanger: Shadow Cabinet
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