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Wayworn Wooden Floors

by Mark Lavorato

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published: June 2012
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publisher: Porcupine's Quill
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Mark Lavorato's debut poetry collection, Wayworn Wooden Floors, is a striking piece of work, informed by an acute observer tuned to the everyday. These frank, thoughtful poems evoke both the tragedy and the comedy endemic to daily existence. Lavorato's poems are penned in accessible, unpretentious verse, which is as clear as it is varied in form, tone, and vantage.

About the Author

Mark Lavorato is the author of two other novels: Veracity and Believing Cedric. A translation of his House of Anansi novel, Serafim & Claire, has been published in French. He also has two collections of poetry: Wayworn Wooden Floors, which was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award, and Blowing Grass Empire. He lives in Montreal.

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Awards
  • Short-listed, Raymond Souster Award
Editorial Reviews

'His poetry is his own, and clearly understandable. What you read is what you get, and the reverse is equally true. Lavorato writes with an eye to the last line of a poem, and that line is loaded with irony.'

— Prairie Fire Review of Books

?From Oaxaca City to the streets of Montreal to an abandoned farm where “The sound of the wind is defined / only by what it blows through?, these poems are less postcards than personal memories mined for greater, universal truths.?

— The Montreal Review of Books

?Wayworn Wooden Floors is a varied first collection of many styles and themes ranging from terse lyrical imagery to verbose prosaic description. While his voice is consistent and strong, the styles are wide ranging and vigorous.?

— The Chronicle Herald

?Wayworn Wooden Floors is insightful and much recommended addition to many a modern poetry collection.?

— Wisconsin Bookwatch

?Throughout [Wayworn Wooden Floors], Lavorato plays with a variety of forms, giving readers an opportunity to be active as well as passive recipients of his words. We are never complacent and he is not predictable.?

— Poetry Quebec

?[Mark Lavorato's] powers of description and his obvious facility with words serve him well ... from a “desert of saturate light? (?Swallow?) to the “Sun dangling bald from an unseen wire, gestapo-bulb sway? (?Ninth Street North?).?

— Eyewear

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