Whether describing a fight outside a Claremorris dance hall, or studying leaves in a windswept college square, Patrick Warner's poems are as condensed as hardened snowballs, and strike with great effect. Though structurally straight forward, his poems are both conceptually and imagistically complex and rife with symbolic and slightly surreal intention. The close attention and concentration these poems demand in reading is repaid with surprising insights and sudden perceptions - poems becoming ". . . illegitimate keyholes to the divine".
About the author
In 2007, Patrick Warner won the E.J. Pratt Poetry Prize Award for his collection, There, there. His first collection of poetry, All Manner of Misunderstanding, was nominated for the 2002 Atlantic Poetry Prize and for the 2003 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards. His work has been published in TickleAce, The Fiddlehead, Matrix, Signal, the Sunday Telegram (St. John's), Poetry Ireland Review, and Metre (Ireland). He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.