Wednesday, February 10, 2010

new poetry collection; wild horses, University of Alberta Press;

My seventeenth poetry collection, wild horses, is now available from the University of Alberta Press. Watch for April launches (with Robert Kroetsch + Alice Major) in Edmonton and Calgary, with other launches in Toronto and Ottawa, at least, coming soon. Either order directly from the publisher, from your local bookstore, or send me $22 (CAN or US) and I'll drop one in the mail to you, c/o 858 Somerset Street West, main floor, Ottawa ON K1R 6R7. For media/review copies, send an email to Cathie Crooks at

wild horses
rob mclennan

Cast during his year in the U of A's writer in residency, wild horses is Ottawan rob mclennan's deep lyrical engagement with Edmonton, Alberta. He sees the new terrain through his peculiar, sympathising lens--characterised by impassioned tones that range from brusque to tender. There is something of the magpie in him: nothing escapes his subtle gaze, his flighty wit, his voracious gleaning of experience. His supple lines meander and flit over scapes of love, home, family, and literature, rewarding the magpie-minded with a lucid estrangement to things both unfamiliar and familiar.

ISBN: 978-0-88864-535-7
Price: CND$ 19.95, USD$ 19.95, £ 13
Discount: Trade
Subject: Poetry/Canadian Literature
Publication Date: February 2010

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