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Anne Burke

D.C. Reid

Brenda Niskala

Joe Blades

rob mclennan
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Anne Burke
“Poems which mostly sprawl and ramble across the page much as the gently rolling hill country of which she writes sprawls against the skyline, among which shorter, sharper poems ... snag the attention. Some of the narrative poems ... are precisely evocative of the state of being ... described.”
— Elizabeth Woods, Poetry Canada Review

D.C. Reid
“D.C. has made a breakthrough with these poems that is rare.”
— Patrick Lane
“These are very strong poems.”
— Robert Hilles

Brenda Niskala
“One of Saskatchewan poetry’s best-kept secrets, Brenda Niskala givesa voice to something wild just out of sight, something wild within us. These are powerful, evocative poems of the prairie, the bush, the alley.”
Dave Margoshes

“Brenda Niskala writes of ordinary human beings slipping in and out of the dangerous shade cast by our so-called civilization. Her poems seem effortless because she reveals – beneath this rough skin of brutalized despair – a passionate and sustaining joy.”
— Steven Michael Berzensky (Mick Burrs)

Joe Blades
“Emotional immediacy and clear evocation of place ... [Blades] observes the various conundrums of humans in their world with closeness and care ... images and tight turns of phrase surprise and delight.”
— Sue Wheeler
“Something of an enimga on the CanLit scene, Joe has turned himself into the Howard Hughes of NB letters ... doing nothing more (and certainly nothing less) than making beautiful poems and clever books to keep them in.”
— R.M. Vaughan, The Cormorant

rob mclennan
“[A] preternaturally gifted wordsmith [whose] rough-cut gems sparkle with a kind of substantiality and unsentimentality so often lacking among the plague of Canadian poseurs currently infesting the be-all/end-all ‘marketplace’.”
— Judith Fitzgerald, Books in Canada

September 1997 / 9 x 6 (tp) / 108 pp / poetry
Broken Jaw Press
ISBN 0-921411-64-2 / $17.95