Wedding In Fire Country by Darren BiffordWedding In Fire Country by Darren Bifford

Wedding In Fire Country

byDarren Bifford

Paperback | April 16, 2012

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An otherworldly uncanniness haunts the margins of Darren Bifford's debut collection, Wedding in Fire Country. Bifford is exceptionally adept at capturing the beauty of the mundane, and his poetry offers an insightful meditation on the meaning of the individual journey within larger political and geographical spheres. However, these familiar scenes are shot through with darker moments of raw violence and fear, as wolves wander the landscape of young adulthood and disaster taps at the windows of domestic spaces.

Bifford makes use of folkloric motifs and the juxtaposition of wilderness and urban environments to emphasize radical gaps in human understanding. Throughout the collection, the unknowable is embodied not in monstrous creatures, but in common experiences such as nostalgia, illness and accidents. Many of the poems are related in a voice whose serenity belies its sinister undertones--in one poem, the narrator's tone hardly registers a change when a father-son bonding experience suddenly takes a gruesome turn. Touching moments of intimacy can be found throughout this collection, but menace continues to lurk in the shadows.

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Darren Bifford is originally from Summerland, BC. His work has been published in a variety of journals across Canada. He's also the author of Wolf Hunter, a chapbook published by Cactus Press (2010). Wedding in Fire Country is his first collection of poetry. Darren currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.
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Title:Wedding In Fire CountryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:April 16, 2012Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889712670

ISBN - 13:9780889712676

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