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Execution Poems Paperback – Feb 1 2001

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Gaspereau Press; First Edition edition (Feb. 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894031482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894031486
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 15.9 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,791,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“It is an engrossing and – dare I say it – brilliantly executed narrative that gave me the sort of pleasure that Michael Ondaatje’s The Collected Works of Billy the Kid did years ago.” Noah Richler, National Post

About the Author

George Elliott Clarke was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Clarke won the Governor General Literary Award for poetry in 2001 for Execution Poems, published by Gaspereau Press. In 1998, Clarke won the prestigious Portia White Prize. He is presently lecturing at the University of Toronto.

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Beutifully ugly March 4 2006
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Format: Paperback
This collection of poems, which was actually a study by Clarke for his novel George and Rue, Is a masterfully crafted tale of two ill fated brothers. Told from their perspective as poems they wrote, the language gets a little rough ended, but is put together beautifully. Read it again and again to truly grasp this dark portrait of the minds of two accidental killers.