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The Hands
Guernica Editions, Spring 2022
96 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771837286
ISBN10: 1771837284
English
$20.00 Canada, $17.95 US, £11.95 UK

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Moving, intriguing, and exquisite, this collection is a paean to the iconic personalities Marty Gervais has met and written about during his career as both a poet and a journalist and includes poems about such diverse characters as Muhammad Ali, Mother Teresa, Benjamin Spock, Norman Mailer, Karen Kain and Thomas Merton. Each poem narrows the focus to one little detail about them, a slice of a memoir but in poetic form.
I figured I'd be boiled alive with the apples / I was dressed and ready for the dead

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The Hands