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Don McKay (CA)

All New Animal Acts: Essays, stretches, poems

All New Animal Acts: Essays, stretches, poems

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Collecting his recent essays with a few new poems and ‘stretchers’, Don McKay builds upon his decades-long exploration of poetry and its relationship to the world. Whether he’s paying tribute to poets Margaret Avison and Joanne Page, cracking wise about the impropriety of the F-word interrupting a consonant cluster, contemplating our relationship to the obscure worlds of fossils and lichens, or laying bare his own staggering grief, McKay’s wily notion of poetry resists the anthropoid urge to name or map with certainty the things we pursue, reinvigorating our capacity for wonder.

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Gaspereau Press


Don McKay is a poet, teacher, and editor. He has published more than a dozen books in a career that spans five decades. He has twice won the Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry, and won the Griffin Poetry Prize for Strike/Slip in 2007. His previous essay collections include the GG-shortlisted Vis à Vis: Field Notes on Poetry & Wilderness, Deactivated West 100, and The Shell of the Tortoise, winner of the 2011 BMO Winterset Award. McKay lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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