Fluke Print

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The Porcupine's Quill, Mar 30, 2018 - Poetry - 80 pages
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Jeffery Donaldson’s Fluke Print reflects on chance occurrences, on quiet, familiar scenes and impressions—prints, if you will—in which ‘Each word’s a wake that, glancing, folds aside / in parting phrases, under a furrowed brow, / then opens into passing stillnesses...’ His is a poetic world in which myth and memory are fitting counterparts to science and knowledge; in which pain, passion, and patience are equally worthy sources of inspiration; in which space and time are relative concepts, illusions of each other, points of intersection on a continuum that is vast and may, in the end, be unknowable.

In Fluke Print, Donaldson invites readers to don the mantle of a man filled with questions and doubt, to approach the cagey, skittish muse, to conjugate the moods of selfhood and to seek apprenticeship to a great scholar of being.

 

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Contents

Poem Whisperer
12
Word for Tree
14
Contrapuntal
16
Fountain
17
Man Filled with Questions
18
19
19
Last Thinks
27
Translation of an Unwritten Love Poem 48 Copula
48
Safekeeping
53
Uttoxeter
54
Found in an Essay by Max Beerbohm
55
THREE
57
The Natural Science of Subsequent Things
59
Phobos
61
Resurrection Motif 62 Vespers
62
Continuum
63

Nones
50
Metaphors of Love Are Like What You Make Them
51
As I Bend Towards
52
Vacillating 64 Forest
64
Reading Biography
65
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About the author (2018)

Jeffery Donaldson is the author of five previous collections of poetry, most recently Slack Action (Porcupine’s Quill, 2011), which was shortlisted for the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Poetry. Palilalia (McGill-Queen’s, 2008) was a finalist for the Canadian Author’s Association Award for Poetry. Donaldson has also written works of criticism on poetry and metaphor. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, where he teaches poetry and American literature at McMaster University.

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