The Hatch: Poems And Conversations by Colin BrowneThe Hatch: Poems And Conversations by Colin Browne

The Hatch: Poems And Conversations

byColin Browne

Paperback | May 7, 2015

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Colin Browne's new collection, The Hatch , extends his formal engagement with the margins of the new documentary. Myth, history, and the present are contemporaneous in these poems; nothing is ever one thing, and nothing is itself for very long. Figuratively speaking each poem is caught in mid-air, as if delivered in the flash reflected off a twisting sheet of metal. There is a new music in these pages, improvisations on the demotic, the lyrical, and the scientific in what amounts to a season of journal entries and field notes. Included are observations of Anna Akhmatova, Andre Breton, Benjamin Britten, Emily Carr, Blaise Cendrars, Aime Cesaire, Marcel Duchamp, Sorley MacLean, Charles Olson, and others. Certain texts are rooted in the tradition of the garden as observatory. An 1808 sea-otter expedition from New Arkhangel (Sitka) to California founders on the coast of early 21st century conspiracy theories. Browne's poems have regularly addressed landscape and the intersections of personal and public history; in The Hatch there is a rhythmic and political urgency in which the exchange of forms is lightning quick. This is a book of transformations.
Colin Browne is the author of Abraham (Brick Books, 1987); the critically acclaimed collection of poetry Ground Water (Talonbooks, 2002), which was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award and Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize; The Shovel (Talonbooks, 2007), shortlisted for the 2008 ReLit Award; and The Properties (Ta...
Title:The Hatch: Poems And ConversationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6 × 9.5 × 0.5 inPublished:May 7, 2015Publisher:Talon Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889229384

ISBN - 13:9780889229389

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Praise for Browne's The Properties "There is so much there ... Reading silently anywhere in the book, you can feel the words on your lips, he is so attentive to them. And once you sink into reading you know that you could be here forevermore." ? George Bowering Praise for Browne's The Shovel "The epic sweep of pieces is impressive, at times rapturous. They are worth digging for." ? Quill & Quire Praise for Browne's Ground Water: "Browne fosters in Ground Water not only polyvocality but a ranging polyformality of spacious collage, tight lists, knotted rambunctious densities of word and sentence, sonic wordplay, narrative and lyric."? Publishers Weekly