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Eleventh Toe
Guernica Editions, Spring 2001
64 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550711295
ISBN10: 1550711296
$12.00 Canada, $12.00 US

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Careful craftsmanship is rare today. So often poetry breaks down into mere announcement, propaganda or banal statement: but not these poems. Julie Roorda has succeeded in finding the right image for the right moment, and she has accomplished even more through her ability to challenge and control the forms and the music that make for fine poetry. This first book is a remarkable accomplishment, and something that poetry-lovers can be very thankful for. -- Bruce Meyer
The open grave is lined with astroturf./ His adult children gather/ a step off the mud/ and sing the hymns he depends on/ to conjure the psalmy landscape/ of his heaven.

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