Living Things by Matt RaderLiving Things by Matt Rader

Living Things

byMatt Rader

Paperback | March 30, 2008

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"Living Things thrives." -George Elliott Clarke, Halifax Chronicle-Herald

Written in the year after the birth of Matt Rader's first daughter, Living Things honestly introduces the contradictions of the modern world: "how what we see in daylight is less than whole / and also more so." Using words in lieu of sonar, these poems bounce off the ecology of "shabby saturated grasses" and "panther-eyed armies of salal," and locate both author and reader within a literary genealogy. Matt Rader's poetry brings subtle slowness to a chaotic, fast-paced environment. It is both celebration and documentation of this world and its relationship to all living things.
Matt Rader is an award-winning author of four volumes of poetry and a collection of stories, What I Want to Tell Goes Like This (Nightwood Editions, 2014). His work has appeared in Best Canadian Poetry, Geist, The Walrus, Wales Arts Review, The Fiddlehead and The Malahat Review. Rader is a core member of the Department of Creative Stud...
Title:Living ThingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.25 inPublished:March 30, 2008Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712239

ISBN - 13:9780889712232

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Rader writes with alacrity, and the sense of a mind shaping experience into orders of living and dying, of birth and growth, reveals itself throughout the book.
--Marc Thackray, Journal of Canadian Poetry