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Birds Flock Fish School

by Edward Carson

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"An immense precision is necessary," announces Edward Carson in Bird Flock Fish School , a collection of poetry that sees language as an example of "emergence," the spontaneous interaction of behaviours by which birds flock and fish travel in schools. These shimmering poems--which attempt to surprise the reader out of familiar ways of understanding nature, mortality, loss and love--articulate a vast, roving philosophical curiosity channelled through urgent form. Using a voice both sophisticated and simple, forged in unadorned couplets tuned to near-hallucinatory clarity, Carson's poems invent a new way of perceiving, a world where "everything unites, at odds with itself."

About the Author
Edward Carson, writer and photographer, is twice winner of the E.J. Pratt Medal in Poetry and author several poetry collections. He lives in Toronto.
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"These uncommonly direct, deviously wrought poems show scant care for poetic fashion and no fear in addressing, head-on, what we all like to pretend isn't the quandary: 'We're not at all sure, before/ knowing them, what we see is real,/ what we see emerging and disappearing before us,/soon vanishes for good.' That's gorgeous, as is so much else here." --Kevin Connolly

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