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If we do not sleep together by March then we will break apart.Now is the first. Now the second. Now the third. Now the fourth.If we do not lie down together, you wanting me, I you,we will break apart. Now is the fifth. Now the sixth. Nowthe seventh. Now the eighth. The sun shines and you're angry. I'm scaredto plan our lives, nothing left out. So we map our hungerand walkIf we do not sleep together by March then we will break apart.Now is the first. Now the second. Now the third. Now the fourth.If we do not lie down together, you wanting me, I you,we will break apart. Now is the fifth. Now the sixth. Nowthe seventh. Now the eighth. The sun shines and you're angry. I'm scaredto plan our lives, nothing left out. So we map our hungerand walk to the nearest town. Now the ninth. Nowroses bloom in January: and poppy, calendula, azalea.From "New Year"In language at once simple and eloquent, Michael Kenyon's "The Sutler" charts a falling and a rising, taking the reader through the grief of a failing relationship to the emergence of new possibility. Each poem is a gentleness deeply felt; each embued with a compassion, an honesty both stark and unflinching. Kenyon's prose has shown him to be a consummate craftsman, and these poems are proof that he is a remarkable poet."It is a delight to find a poet emerge full-grown from the head of a prose writer. In the two long poems, especially--'Death of a Samurai'' and 'The Sutler'--the voice is original as well as mature. Let us rejoice!" – P.K. Page""The Sutler" is a book that aches with the glory of a trapped heart breaking free. The poems move through a cycle of transformation from the pain of separation to the renewal of self-discovery. The long poem from which the book draws its title is what Cormac McCarthy would write if he were a poet, and the poem sequence 'Death of a Samurai' is an equally stunning lyrical meditation on a lost gesture from a remembered film... "The Sutler.".. announces a fully formed and significant voice in Canadian poetry." - Jay Ruzesky...

Title : The Sutler
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ISBN : 9781894078412
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 100 Pages
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The Sutler Reviews

  • Angela
    2018-10-17 18:34

    A 3 overall, but the long poem, "The Sutler," is a 5.