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Forecast free pdf "Forecast" recovers early out-of-print work by Governor Generals Award-winning poet John Pass. The poems engage potentialities -- travel, an orchard he cares for, evolving relationships, house-building, becoming a poet and husband and father. They are grounded in place and time, but attuned, as he says, to constancy. Those for his young sons are poignant with the perilous hope of new parenthood: "asking courage of me / as never I needed nor knew it in sorrow." Darker premonitions -- dislocation, environmental damage, poetrys shift from modernism to postmodernism -- are mitigated throughout by the subtlety and solace of attentive expression. In "Apple", Pass "contrives" to suspend time so that "Friends in the kitchen / re-reading Pounds translations / of Rihaku" are still there days later when the tree outside blooms, concluding: "Only beyond / in the garden, that canopy // of fragrance, arts / complement: coincidence. // Friends, come home. / There is everything." Any fashionable irony is tempered -- dispirited and optimistic. In "An Arbitrary Dictionary", random words are selected to become poem titles, idiosyncratic definitions. Surprising complexity and insight often spring from their funny and irreverent first takes, as in "Tuck": "No life for a fat man / with that once merry band gone wan / on a diet of personal aggrandizement / and Perrier." The sequences experimentation foreshadows Passs expansive work in his later quartet, AT LARGE.

About John Pass

John Passs poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic. He is the author of nineteen books and chapbooks, most notably the quartet AT LARGE, comprised of The Hours Acropolis (Harbour, 1991), Radical Innocence (Harbour, 1994), Water Stair (Oolichan Books, 2000)shortlisted for the Governor Generals Awardand Stumbling in the Bloom (Oolichan Books, 2005)winner of the Governor Generals Award. His most recent collection, crawlspace, published by Harbour in 2011, won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 2012. He lives with his wife, writer Theresa Kishkan, near Sakinaw Lake on BCs Sunshine Coast.

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Author : John Pass
Publisher : Harbour Publishing
Data Published : 01 October 2015
ISBN : 1550177311
EAN : 9781550177312
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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