Awards: Winner of A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry
Sympathy for the Couriers is a collection of messages from the border region of our lives-that vast allegorized territory of cheap self-deceptions and illusions. By turns comical and grim, these new poems feature Peter Richardson at his most ventriloquistic. The "couriers" in question are the banged-up, long-suffering, Dantesque voices who, speaking through the poet, deliver their news: heartfelt, often heartbreaking admissions that, nonetheless, are always buoyant with aphoristic brio and panache. But the most important messenger here is Richardson himself, who having establishing a reputation as one Canada's best poets, has given us his most challenging book.Véhicule Press
90 pp 8.5" x 5.5"
CDN $16.00 US & International
8.5" x 5.5"