The Waking Comes Late by Steven HeightonThe Waking Comes Late by Steven Heighton

The Waking Comes Late

bySteven Heighton

Paperback | April 9, 2016

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2016 Governor General's Literary Award Winner

2017 Raymond Souster Award Finalist

Governor General's Literary Award finalist and bestselling author Steven Heighton returns with a collection of laments and celebrations that reflect on our struggle to believe in the future of a world that continues to disappoint us. The poet challenges the boundaries of sleep and even death in these meditations on what lies just beneath the surface of contemporary life. These are poems that trouble over the idea of failure even as they continually recommit to the present moment. This is fierce music performed in a minor key.
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 Waking Comes LateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 9, 2016Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1487000936

ISBN - 13:9781487000936

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This was a very moving collection. It made me think a lot about the failures in my life and how I have responded to them. Heighton offers a solid collection here.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Startling Heighton is at the top of his game in trying to navigate a world that continuously lets us down. The writing is startling and visceral.
Date published: 2016-11-22