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Mini Musings

Miniature Thoughts on Theatre and Poetry

by (author) Keith Garebian

Guernica Editions
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
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Inspired by American playwright Sarah Ruhl's 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write, this collection is a series of miniature reflections, meditations, and ruminations on subjects encompassing matters of theatre and poetry, two subjects very close to Garebian's heart. Perceptive, witty, and intimate, the mini musings bubble with a sense of wonder, excitement, and intimacy. A vibrant, provocative series of mini musings that also affords insight into a particular artistic sensibility as several pieces are really slices of memoir and autobiography.

About the author

Keith Garebian is the author of five previous poetry collections — Frida: Paint Me As a Volcano (Buschek), Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems (Signature), Children of Ararat (Frontenac), and Moon On Wild Grasses (Guernica) — and fourteen books of non-fiction. His writing has earned him numerous awards, including the William Saroyan Medal (Armenia), three Mississauga Arts Awards (Established Literary), Canadian Authors Association (Niagara Branch) Poetry Awards, and numerous grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council.

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Editorial Reviews

Many of these themes would be welcome as longer instructional pieces, as the logic and art of what he has to tell us flow together in a plea for the right of actors, playwrights and poets to lift us out of the gutters to touch the stars. Although Garebian may be too humble to say, this is his Contre Saint-Beuve: his praise of all that is great in theatre and poetry, and his excoriation of all that is false. His love for the two has never been more apparent.

Jeffrey Round, Lambda Award–winning author of the Dan Sharp mystery series

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