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Quarrels: Prose Poems | Eve Joseph
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"These short, condensed prose poems demonstrate that the illogical has a logic of its own, and that the "real is underpinned by the surreal, rather than the other way around.""--
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Prometheus is at it again. […] In his room, he‘s building something out of matchsticks for the science fair. The little charred heads like so many executioners.
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The poet keeps a jar of commas on his desk. They look like the sheared ears of voles and are soft as apricots. Late at night, blindfolded, he loves to take them out and play pin-the-tail on the donkey while his wife and children are fast asleep. He plays his sentences like fish in a stream, tickling for trout with curled fingers. […]

Lindy Background illustration in my collage is by Melissa Sweet from (edited) 2w
gradcat This is lovely 😊 ♥️ 2w
Lindy @gradcat 🐟,,,,,,,,,,,🐟😊 2w
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This collection of brief prose poems had me feeling a bit puzzled & off-balanced at first. Then, as if a switch was flipped, I got it: our world contains wonder. Humanity‘s imagination is our strength. I have been obsessively rereading these whimsical gems ever since. #CanadianAuthor Winner of the 2019 Griffin #Poetry Prize.

readordierachel Lovely review 2w
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Wind thumbs through the news. The page radiant for a moment like a planet wheeling through darkness.

#Canadian #ekphrastic #poetry

Photo: Windblown headline on a dark pavement, NYC 1956, Diane Arbus

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readordierachel Great quote. And love Diane Arbus 🧡 2w
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On the couch, Al Purdy was going on about the stunted trees in the Arctic. Upon closer examination, we could see that the leaves were tiny parkas. The illogical must have a logic of its own you said.
#Canadian #Poetry

Cathythoughts ❤️❄️beautiful post 2w
Lindy @Cathythoughts I‘m reading Philip Pullman‘s The Secret Commonwealth concurrently and the two books amplify my enjoyment of each other. I love it when that happens. 2w
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