Iridium by Steve LuxtonIridium by Steve Luxton


bySteve Luxton

Paperback | November 16, 1993

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Beautifully shaped and with language full of sensuous intimations, here is the latest volume of poems by Steve Luxton. From the tensile short lyrics of "Hermit Crab Song" to the loosely sashaying rhythms of "Morning After: At the Dacha," Luxton's sustained vision compels and fascinates.
As G.V. Downes comments in Canadian Literature, Luxton is both original and aware, a poet "who sees with precision" the Canadian landscape. Like the being in the title poem "Iridium," the reader is urged for a moment to relinquish the grotesque world of appearances to find shapes that sound, touch, and endure — shapes...
" which I, floating on
my usual waking surface,
must drown thoroughly
to see...."

— from Iridium

Born in Coverntry, England, Steve Luxton lives in Montreal and also near Ayers Cliff in the rural eastern Townships of Quebec. He has taught and teaches at John Abbott College and Concordia University in the city. An original editor of both Matrix and The Moosehead Review, his first complete book of poems the hills that pass by was pub...
Title:IridiumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.18 inPublished:November 16, 1993Publisher:DC BOOKSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:091968842x

ISBN - 13:9780919688421

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Examine the Canadian landscape as you’ve never pictured it before. Iridium is the latest volume of poems by Steve Luxton, in which he urges the reader to relinquish the world of appearances to find shapes that sound, touch and endure. From the short lyrics of Hermit Crab Song to Morning After: At the Dacha, this is a must for all fans of Canadian literature.