The Rush to Here by George MurrayThe Rush to Here by George Murray

The Rush to Here

byGeorge Murray

Paperback | May 21, 2007

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Shortlisted for the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Atlantic Poetry Prize

George Murray proves once again he is one of his generation's most accomplished poets with The Rush to Here. Diverging from the excess and declamation of his highly praised previous collection, The Hunter, Murray breaks new poetic ground in poems that are dangerous, sharp and glistening in both language and style.

Combining what the poet calls "thought-rhyme" with the structured sonnet form, Murray's philosophical curiosity and hardnosed intelligence emerge to create an off-kilter eye that somehow manages to be dead on target. As though looking out a window by which the entire world is passing, The Rush to Here darts through the absurdity of daily life to organize the mess and contradictions of modern society.

Relentlessly honest, elegant in form and language, The Rush to Here is an intimidating, eerie, but ultimately hopeful collection that sets George Murray apart as a voice for our time.
George Murray's three previous books of poetry include The Hunter (McClelland & Stewart, 2003) and The Cottage Builder's Letter (M&S, 2001). His poems, fiction and criticism have appeared in many publications in Canada, the US, the UK, Australia and Europe. Murray won the 2003 New York Festivals Radio and Television Gold Medal for Best...
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Title:The Rush to HereFormat:PaperbackDimensions:79 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.19 inPublished:May 21, 2007Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712298

ISBN - 13:9780889712294

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The poems have such a maturity of vision ... that it's startling to note the author is still in his thirties. Children, God, Loss, Memories are evoked through sneakily thought-provoking questions and insights, as well as arresting final couplets.
--Crystal Hurdle, Canadian Literature