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 the author of three books of poems: A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle over the River Arno (House of Anansi, 2011), Living Things (Nightwood Editions, 2008), and Miraculous Hours (Nightwood Editions, 2005), which was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and long-listed for the ReLit Award. His poems, stories and no...
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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