Sympathy for the Couriers

Peter Richardson

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
Poetry 2007

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Peter Richardson's poems have appeared in many Canadian and American publications. His first book, A Tinkers' Picnic [Signal Editions/Véhicule], was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award in 1999. For over twenty-four years Peter Richardson has been employed as an airport ramp worker, first at Mirabel, and then Dorval. He lives in Montreal.

Other books by Peter Richardson:
A Tinker's Picnic
An ABC of Belly Work
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