Series: (Essential Poets Series, 144) | Author: Laurence Hutchman | ISBN: 1550712403 : 9781550712407 | Format: Paperback | Size: 140 x 215mm | Pages: 133 | Weight: .166 Kg. | Published: Guernica Editions – January 2007 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Works by individual poets: from c1900-
Laurence Hutchman’s poetry is a witness to the world around him
to the patterns of families, nations, and landscape. He hears Mozart in the supermarket, and Nelligan breaking into song. While there’s a refreshingly outward-looking documentary zeal in his poetry, transformations abound: a typewriter becomes a ‘silent temple,’ a baseball glove a ‘leather flower,’ a forest a ‘way of going into myself.’ With this selection from his previous books, it’s clearer than ever how Hutchman’s mix of curiosity-driven realism and metaphorical surprise gives his poetry generosity and scope.” — Brian Bartlett.