Ink On Paper by Brad CranInk On Paper by Brad Cran

Ink On Paper

byBrad Cran

Paperback | March 12, 2013

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Brad Cran's highly anticipated second book of poetry, Ink on Paper, is a compelling collection of political poems that seek to elucidate our relationships with our surroundings as well as those who surround us. Cran, former Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver, masterfully constructs images held in contradictory tension, as in his civic poem, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Grey Whale and Ending with a Line from Rilke":

 And there you were
 below the mountains
 in the heart of the city
 gazing at the grey whale.
 You must change your life.

Cran's poems are a fresh, provocative examination of urban culture, the natural world and issues of social justice, told with keen awareness and a gritty poetic precision.
Brad Cran is a writer and social entrepreneur who served as Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver from April 2009 until October of 2011. Cran published his first book, The Good Life, in 2001 and his most recent book, Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (with Gillian Jerome), won the City of Vanco...
Title:Ink On PaperFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:March 12, 2013Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889712816

ISBN - 13:9780889712812

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Editorial Reviews

Cran has found a public voice that emerges from plain speech and stays rigorously clear of the declamatory, the polemical, the sentimental; the result is always compelling and at times harrowing.
--Stephen Osborne, Geist