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The Names: Poems, Lilburn, Tim

The Names: Poems

Authors: Lilburn, Tim
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
BISAC/Subject: POE023000, POE011000, POE023050
ISBN: 9780771048043, Related ISBNs: 0771048033, 0771048041, 9780771048036, 9780771048043
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 112
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: From Governor General's Award-winning poet Tim Lilburn comes a new collection of poetry of great scope and ambition.

The Names is personal and familial archaeology, an extemporal dig giving spectres back to their bodies. With its lines sped up and dazzlingly associative, Tim Lilburn’s cocktail of obsessions – confession, ontology, mystical theology, humour and extreme, fleet, apt weirdness – marches through on full display. He pulls in an even broader cast of characters than his previous collections managed: John Ruusbroec and Marguerite Porete brush past aunts, uncles, and unusual creatures steering the boats of language past fog-draped trees. In Lilburn’s latest collection, we are immersed in a realism of remarkable proportions, as though incandescent memory comprised both texture and text, and combined formed the elemental fibres of a perilous present.

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