Headframe: 2 by Birk SproxtonHeadframe: 2 by Birk Sproxton

Headframe: 2

byBirk Sproxton

Paperback | March 15, 2006

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In Headframe: 2, Birk Sproxton amalgamates stories about history, geography, and family into the mythology of Flin Flon, a mining town on the edge of the Precambrian Shield.The narrator goes underground. He revisits Beaver Lake and legendary prospectors Kate Rice, David Collins, and Tom Creighton. Cemeteries tell stories about the Frank Slide and about the poet's ancestors. Long poems commemorate his mother and father. Scars on the narrator's body constitute a physical biography.With wit and wordplay, Headframe: 2 goes beyond the underlying notion of the first volume, borrowed from W.C. Williams, that a man is a city. Birk Sproxton excavates an abundant vein and turns nickel into gold.
Birk Sproxton's books include the long poem Headframe:, the novel The Red-Headed Woman with the Black Black Heart, and the collection Phantom Lake: North of 54. He is the editor of The Winnipeg Connection, Trace: Prairie Writers on Writing, and Great Stories from the Prairies. He was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, where he grew up listen...
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Title:Headframe: 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.35 inPublished:March 15, 2006Publisher:Turnstone PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888013175

ISBN - 13:9780888013170

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