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Disarmament [Paperback]

John Terpstra

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Book Description

Oct. 1 2003

John Terpstra's Disarmament is a new collection of poems from one of Canada's great literary craftsmen. Ranging over difficult terrain, from Port-au-Prince to the Iroquois Bar, Terpstra is always able — through keen observation and playful, thoughtful use of language — to locate the moral centre. Terpstra's poems open and close distances — between the present and the past, parent and child, one country and another, the old world and the new, teacher and student, presence and absence, the human and the divine.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Gaspereau Press (Oct. 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894031733
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894031738
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 13.7 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,182,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

“John Terpstra’s meditations have the soundness and snug fit of consummate carpentry... with the toughness of maple, the compassion of cedar.” Don McKay

“John Terpstra’s Disarmament is a marvellous and moving collection of poem cycles assembled from a decade of work...his dominant speaking voice is a fully developed and historicized personality, one who has been to places, actual places, has thought about them and likes to share what he thinks.” Jeffery Donaldson, Books in Canada

About the Author

John Terpstra is the author of many books of poetry, most recently Brilliant Falls (2013). He is also the author of three prose projects: Falling Into Place; The Boys, or, Waiting for the Electrician’s Daughter (shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Prize); and Skin Boat. Terpstra lives in Hamilton, Ontario.


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