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Variorum

New Poems and Old, 1965-1985

by (author) George Fetherling

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Mar 1985
Category
Canadian, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780888820839
    Publish Date
    Mar 1985
    List Price
    $9.95

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Description

Drawn equally from recent, previously unpublished work and from earlier books now out of print, this brief selection of Doug Fetherling’s poetry deals with the dangers posed by a technocratic society. It grapples with the question of whether we can guard against a dystopian nightmare by observing ceremony and ritual and by remembering how history accumulates silently from daily experience. With its contemporary urban sensibility and its love of sometimes archaic languate, Variorum shows the essential consistency of Fetherling’s voice over the past two decades.

About the author

A.F. Moritz has published more than twenty collections of poetry as well as important works of literary history and numerous translations of Latin American verse. A leading figure in the literary life of Canada, he has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a major award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Two of his most recent works have reaffirmed his reputation: Night Street Repairs (2004) received the ReLit Award and The Sentinel (2008) won both the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry magazine and the Griffin Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of Toronto.

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