Windstorm by Joe DenhamWindstorm by Joe Denham


byJoe Denham

Paperback | September 23, 2009

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Windstorm is a passport to the place where chaos and form meet; Denham's timeless ethereal gaze is rooted in the mastery of poetic forms such as the sonnet and Dante's terza rima. These quiet, forceful poems explore heaven, earth and sea with arresting images, ideas and words. Like the wind, Denham's poetry has the power to move.

in the windsong. This is no translation,
this long-line tow trawling the abyssal
silt, oceanic-soul, in the low opaline
light sifting down through fire's alburnum.

--excerpt, Windstorm
Joe Denham is the author of four collections of poetry, including Regeneration Machine (Nightwood Editions, 2015), which won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry. Denham is also the author of a novel, The Year of Broken Glass. His work has appeare...
Title:WindstormFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:September 23, 2009Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712433

ISBN - 13:9780889712430

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Windstorm ... speeds through work, pain, love and savage nature. We expect the language of the worker to be simple and concrete, but this book is an anomaly. It is not easily accessible poetry. It is chaotic and fierce, like the weather it describes. However, if you lean into it hard enough you will see the forests swaying and falling, hear the sea rumbling and imagine the many creatures, whales and crustaceans, floating beneath. --Jan Degrass, Coast Reporter (BC)