The Address Book by Steven HeightonThe Address Book by Steven Heighton

The Address Book

bySteven Heighton

Paperback | February 23, 2004

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Governor General's Award-finalist Steven Heighton employs his signature blend of emotional fierceness and linguistic beauty to tap into "This whim / against what drifts to dark." The Address Book is a collection of remarkably well-crafted love letters, letters of loss, and lyrical moments of complaint and redress where music and intelligence are the last guard against wind walls of real grief. Elegiac, angry, tender, and brazenly heart-felt, these poems achieve their effect through total conviction; a complete immersion in the rich palette of human emotions - comfortable and otherwise. The collection's second half includes the author's versions from Western poetry's sustaining giants, including Beaudelaire, Rimbaud, Sappho, Catullus, Homer, and Rilke.

Steven Heighton is a critically acclaimed fiction writer and poet. His novels include Afterlands, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and is in pre-production for film, and The Shadow Boxer, a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year. His poetry collections include The Waking Comes Late, winner of the 2016 Governor General...
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Title:The Address BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.37 inPublished:February 23, 2004Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:088784698X

ISBN - 13:9780887846984

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