First Crack by Craig PoileFirst Crack by Craig Poile

First Crack

byCraig Poile

Paperback | December 2, 1998

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This collection comes from an alternate world of poetry running close beside our own, one which is always chugging away at shaping meaning and adding substance to our feelings. These poems are usually a study in near-solitude: domestic scenes, Michelangelo's Last Judgement, the myths of Egypt, skaters on the Rideau Canal. The poems don't so much tackle as trip over something like the truth, capturing the moment that brings together art and the observer, history and modern life, fact and fiction. The result is occasional rhyme and traditional forms, snatches of conversation, tiny dramas, painted moments, and an unflagging faith in language and its ability to give us everything we need to learn and know.
Craig Poile is a writer living in Ottawa.
Title:First CrackFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 2, 1998Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0886293499

ISBN - 13:9780886293499

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This unique collection of poetry offers much reflection on near solitude in various stylistic forms. Written by Canadian poet and playwright Craig Poile First Crack is a mixture of rhymes, descriptive passages, fragments of conversations and traditional techniques that explore scenes of truth and beauty. Poile captures exquisite moments lyrically while embracing both historical and modern life. The author’s ease with of language and proficiency with technique allows the poems to engage the reader’s imagination most creatively. These works evoke sentiments and substance of our own everyday lives and in emotional and communicative manner.