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The Book of Were

by Wayne Clifford

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list price: $16.95
edition:Paperback
category: Poetry
published: Nov 2006
ISBN:9780889842816
publisher: Porcupine's Quill
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The nature of the Deity, illuminated first through a prism of found nineteenth-century steel engravings, is subsequently reconsidered by the most famous lost Canadian poet of the 1960s.

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  • Runner-up, Alcuin Society
Editorial Review

'The superbly crafted and enthusiastically recommended poems comprising Wayne Clifford's ''The Book Of Were'' are based on old engravings representing were-animals and were-folk, changelings at the edges of our known worlds and ordinary lives. One very nice touch is the inclusion of animal images accompanying the poems. ''How Sin Evolves'': The medieval catalogue of character defects/was meant to drag man's dialogue up near where God expects,/until America's analogue brought home the sin's effects.//The sloth proves neither strifeful brute, nor sanguine, but sincere./The problem of so slow a life is simply being here./Since sleep can make the stay more brief, the less there needs to fear.//So blessed be sloth, the mossy beast, who's camouflaged in grace,/that even when he's shot beneath, his claws hold him in place;/his vision upwards thus bequeaths suspension of god's face.'

— The Midwest Book Review

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