Moon on Wild Grasses (with illustrations by the author) shows the unsuspected scope of a very concise, precise poetic form. Keith Garebian? haiku encompass a wide range of themes in a vividly elegant style that combines the pictorial with the passionate, erotic or reflective. Nature, empirical experience, the self, love, death, and grief are captured with a perceptive, sensitive eye.
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.
“eith Garebian writes with solicitousness, rage, and pure confidence in his resources...Garebian places poetry at the service of his identity--personal, political, and human--and draws vitally from the store of imaginative vigour. The poems in Children of Ararat are creations of a man with an 'optic heart'--a man who belongs to the people, to his father's people, as well as to a wider span of citizenry intent on the pursuit of transparency, justice, and human renewal.?(Elana Wolff, Open Book Toronto, August 3, 2010)