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Smoking Mirror

by (author) Brian Henderson

ECW Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1990
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    Jan 1990
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A selection of new prose poems based on the imagery of Aztec mythology and folklore, this collection is illustrated with reproductions of Aztec paintings and stone cuttings. A compelling work by the author of The Viridical Book of the Silent Planet, Migration of Light, The Expanding Room, and Paracelcus.

About the author

Brian Henderson has been a Governor General's Award finalist (Nerve Language, Pedlar Press, 2007) and a finalist for the CAA Chalmers Award for Poetry (Sharawadji, Brick Books, 2011). He is the author of eleven previous volumes of poetry, including The Alphamiricon (a deck of visual poem cards) and [OR] (Talonbooks, 2014). Former director of WLU Press, he is now co-editor of the Laurier Poetry Series, and lives with his wife, Charlene Winger, in Grey Highlands, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

"Brian a writer of broad and inclusive vision with intellectual energy and the poetic sensibility to give shape to that vision...[H]e puts on a dazzling display." — Canadian Forum

" use of metaphor....Henderson is a dedicated poet asking serious questions." — Canadian Literature

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