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The Courage of Poetry
Guernica Editions, Spring 1987
88 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9780919349759
ISBN10: 0919349757
English
Translated from the French
$5.00 Canada, $5.00 US

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The Courage of Poetry is an ars poetica, not in a technical sense, but as a declaration of the intent and function of poetry. As such it treats the most general and lofty themes with the most serious of purposes. Despite the very largeness of the questions it poses, however, The Courage of Poetry is precise in its analysis of the specificity of Western culture --Sherry Simon, Essays on Canadian Writing.
The luminous rigor of the poem cuts through doubt. Beguiled, in the inevitable chaos into which the seeker sank, a center of gravity. Crown of an ultimate crystal the nucleus dark of silence.

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