The Essential John Reibetanz

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The Porcupine's Quill, Aug 23, 2017 - Poetry - 64 pages
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John Reibetanz is a poet of transformation. His poetry is tightly woven through syntax that closely responds to the movement of feeling and thought. He dexterously interweaves his own lived experience with the landscape of the imagination, exploring the metaphysical dimensions of the physical world and the mythic resonances of fundamental human concerns. In so doing, his work reveals the poet’s underlying longing to engage fully with the overwhelming abundance of life.

The Essential Poets Series presents the works of Canada’s most celebrated poets in a package that is beautiful, accessible and affordable. The Essential John Reibetanz is the 16th volume in the increasingly popular series.

 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Ashbourn 1986
8
Lewis Bolt Farmer
11
Wendy We float
13
Sunday Morning Raspberry Picking
14
Body Language
16
A Chest of Angels
18
The Wood Bird
21
What We Owe the Stars
38
Speech Therapy
39
The Love of Water
40
Bluegrass
42
A Chinese River in Brooklyn
43
The Vineyard
44
Wash
45
Curious George Takes Flight 12 June 1940
47

Points of Reference
23
June Light
24
Christmas Pageant
25
Kaleidoscope
26
Mels Barn
28
Lincoln Logs
30
She Goes Like
32
The Hammer
34
What Just
35
Torch Singer
37
Repurposing
49
Navigating Springwater Township
51
Transmigrations
52
The Gate
53
In Memory of Northrop Frye
54
Fresco Magic
56
About John Reibetanz
60
Selected Bibliography
62
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About the author (2017)

John Reibetanz is a professor of English at the University of Toronto’s Victoria College as well as the author of ten collections of poetry, including Near Relations (McClelland & Stewart 2005), Transformations (Goose Lane, 2006) and Afloat (Brick Books, 2013). His poems have been featured in prominent publications such as Poetry, The Paris Review, Canadian Literature and The Malahat Review, among others. He lives in Toronto. Jeffery Donaldson is the author of four previous collections of poetry, most recently Guesswork (Goose Lane, 2011). Palilalia (McGill-Queen’s, 2008) was a finalist for the Canadian Author’s Association Award for Poetry. He teaches poetry and American literature at McMaster University.

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