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Red Haws to Light the Field
Guernica Editions, Fall 2017
166 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771831987
ISBN10: 1771831987
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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Red Haws To Light The Field is wide-ranging in subject matter: love, eroticism, war, death, and the nature of poetic endeavour. Red Haws also contains poems inspired by or dedicated to the great masters and fellow poets: Li Po, Tu Fu, Federico García Lorca, Czesław Miłosz, Raymond Souster, Pablo Neruda, Robert Bly, James Wright, Kenneth Rexroth, Jack Gilbert, Jean Joubert, Gerald Stern, Emily Dickinson, and Katherine L. Gordon.
Let my tongue be the stonemason's hammer / let red haws light the field / when no leaves are left / to show us we were here.

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