Black River by Kenneth ShermanBlack River by Kenneth Sherman

Black River

byKenneth Sherman

Paperback | March 1, 2007

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With wit and moral acuity, with language as persuasive as a river's broad current, Kenneth Sherman confronts the anguish of our past and of our present, and offers us `a harsh contrivance of spirit against death'. Black River is a poetic myth for our time.

Kenneth Sherman was born in Toronto in 1950. He has a BA from York University, where he studied with Eli Mandel and Irving Layton, and an MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto. While a student at York, Sherman co-founded and edited the literary journal Waves. From 1974--1975 he travelled extensively through Asia. He i...
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Title:Black RiverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.75 × 5.56 × 0.31 inPublished:March 1, 2007Publisher:Porcupine's QuillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889842892

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Kenneth Sherman's Black River interweaves autobiography with the history and geography of the Lake Simcoe region. This darkly beautiful poem takes us on a journey to the `Unlimited Diaspora', where the ghosts of courier des bois, Huron tribes, and Eastern European immigrants meet the ghosts of Paul Celan, Virginia Woolf and A. M. Klein. In the `Township of Lost Fellowship', Sherman asks, `how to be God-centred / with Google, as if deadpan glass and hard-drive hum / could be any long term consolation?'

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`Sherman always seems to be listening to the voice of Canadian soil and landscape at the same time as he is attentive to the great European metaphysical theme of the soul in conflict with the world and time.'