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Love is a very long word
Love is a very long word explores the parallel, ambiguous realms of freedom and love...
Things That Fall
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Like consists of fifty poems every one of which uses the word “like.” Like is about people and things Layton likes -- or, sometimes, dislikes. In these poems, Layton expresses a gamut of emotions, from the fear of death to the peaceful contentment of watching two nesting Canadian geese. However, “like” is more than an emotionally charged verb. It is also the basis of simile. It is by likening one thing to another that Layton finds meaning in ordinary things. Since all things are alike in some way, Like is a book of poetry about the underlying unity of all creation.

"I like like because it links / The most unlikely things / I like mice, for instance / Because they are like / Tiny elephants / And I like elephants / Because their ears / Are like butterfly wings / Opening and closing like / The eyelids of my first girlfriend"
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Max Layton
2018
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Dead Shadows
Cantos North / Cantos du nord: An English-French Bilingual Edition
Verge
Report on the Second Half of the Twentieth Century: Books I-IV
Human Presences & Possible Futures: Selected Poems
Buckled into the Sky
Aknos and Other Poems
Aknos
This Nothing's Place
First Secrets and Other Poems
Courage Underground
The Ecstatic Torture of Gratitude