Miraculous Hours by Matt RaderMiraculous Hours by Matt Rader

Miraculous Hours

byMatt Rader

Paperback | April 14, 2005

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NOMINATED FOR THE 2006 GERALD LAMPERT MEMORIAL AWARD

Matt Rader's debut collection is the fierce and tender retelling of our first "miraculous hours"--those early significant-and-strange interactions with the ones we love and the world we live in. From a world where wild dogs slide like ghosts into homes, water towers are "giant blue bullets unexploded in the earth" and walls are tortured to talk, Matt Rader forms a meticulously crafted reflection on how the events, experiences and environment of our early lives shape our sense of faith, our strongest convictions, and the map of the world we carry with us.

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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:Miraculous HoursFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.19 inPublished:April 14, 2005Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712018

ISBN - 13:9780889712010

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This is the real and strange British Columbia, where rough-hewn frontage roads lead to ancient middens, and the fringes of every little town are choked with salal, fireweed, and abandoned logging equipment... Rader casts an uneasy eye on this subject matter, serving up neither an environmentalist's usual stew of rant and lament, nor any condescending canonization of the tough and sometimes wild people who necessarily populate such places... Rader [has] a keen eye for nature's hidden and blind machinations; an abundance of that rare poetic skill, knowing when to stop; and that virtue which matters most in fine poets, an evident but unflamboyant work ethic.-Lyle Neff, Books In Canada