Winner of the 2007 E.J. Pratt Poetry Award
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.
Praise for There, there:
"Warner's poems can be comical... tender... brutal... or any combination of the above. But whatever their individual methods they are always enlightening in their implied connections, sublime in their musical inventiveness and, ultimately, evidence of a fine craftsman at work. There, there is essential reading."
Praise for Patrick Warner's previous book:
"Ambitious and gutsy poems...An exceptional book in its reach and its accomplishment."
"Warner's verses are exquisitely musical, yet his poems are conceived with rare sophistication. All Manner of Misunderstanding is a startlingly accomplished debut."
"Thought-provoking, densely textured verse... nicely poised between its colloquial diction and its taut, carefully measured lines."
"Warner is a poet not only of the senses but of great leaps of the imagination." --Sunday Independent
"A daring willingness to experiment with images and ideas."
"An accomplished poet."
--Books in Canada
Patrick Warner's first collection of poems, All Manner of Misunderstanding (Killick Press), was nominated for the 2002 Atlantic Poetry Prize and for the 2003 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.
CANADIAN RELEASE DATE: APRIL 2005
US RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 2005
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