Where We Might Have Been, Don Coles' first book of new poetry in a decade, provides everything we've come to expect from the Governor General Award-winning poet: exact observations sharply etched with unimprovable lines, simple moments crackling with psychological complexity and a plain-speaking sophistication entirely his own. But there is also something different in these poems: a canny, energized, improvisatory fluency newly alive to Coles' trademark stock-taking. Where We Might Have Been transforms family memories, old European haunts, and literary mementoes into tour de force reckonings of mortality. Rarely has Coles' self-scrutiny been so exposed and exciting.Signal Editions
88 pp 8.5" x 5"
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