The pithy and pensive poems in Patrick Warner's highly entertaining second collection, There, there, strike at subjects such as exile, snow, pigs, mud trout, Mormons, bakers, children, hotels, insurance companies and marriage to explore the often poignant struggle between what we say and what we mean. Warner's poems play off the surface tension that separates words from the world, creating verbal splashes that rise out of our subconscious understanding of language. Sometimes surreal in mood and always surprising in their discoveries, these poems leave the reader looking at a world more strange than they could have imagined.
Includes the poems "Capelin" and "Tortoise at Toronto Zoo", the 2002 and 2004 winners of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award.
72 pp 8.5" x 5.5"
CDN $16.00 US & International