Night Gears by Bren Simmers

Night Gears

byBren Simmers

Paperback | September 1, 2010

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From the "whittled towns" towns of Saskatchewan to the song of the "red-breasted delivery truck," Bren Simmers uses her unique ability to draw connections between rural and urban, between the divine and the absurd, to create dazzling poetry. In Night Gears Simmers' first collection, her lines demand the reader's attention, whether she is cataloguing roadkill on a trip to the arctic, revelling in the intensity of a thunderstorm at a fire lookout, or unfolding the silent pain of small-town life.

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Bren Simmers has worked in fire lookouts, on ferries, in libraries and in urban parks. She was the poetry editor for PRISM international and has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Winner of the ARC Poem of the Year Award, her work has published in journals across Canada including Event, ...

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Title:Night GearsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.55 × 5.8 × 0.26 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1894987497

ISBN - 13:9781894987493

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"Continuing the tradition of park-employed poets, but unlike her naturalist fellows, Simmers specializes in the confluence of modern life and nature. In some poems she escapes the isolation of a forest-fire tower with earbuds and another romantic comedy. In others, nature offers a brief escape, like cracking open a window." - The Telegraph-Journal "Most notable is Simmers' panoramic movement inside the serial poem, where she finds both the stride and space to wander in her surroundings. At times she takes in more than might be necessary, but it is clear Simmers is at the service of desire, which at every turn finds poems flashing before her: "Slowing down to catch / something hightail it into the brush-- / into what lies beyond / our lives' scenic corridors." - Winnipeg Free Press "Readers can?t help but visualize her muses, whether they are tiny insects or a gentle giant, like a thousand-pound moose...The pictures Simmers artfully paints with her words are not always rural, rather she excels at blending nature with modernity, the two often clashing." - H Magazine