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The Blue Hour of the Day: Selected Poems Paperback – Apr 10 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (April 10 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771024681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771024689
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"What a joy to have a volume of selected poems by this marvelous Canadian poet, storyteller, truth-teller, visionary."
— Ursula K Le Guin, New York Times Book Review

“One of the most original poets alive. . . .”
Books in Canada

“Crozier’s fans have come to expect graceful clarity, sly humour, a strong affinity for the animal world and a subversive feminist tilt to the mirror she holds up to human affairs.”
Toronto Star

“Lorna Crozier’s The Blue Hour of the Day reads like one long autobiographical poem of astonishing coherence and beauty, and so powerful that, after I’d closed the book, I found that I’d unwittingly learnt several of the lines by heart.”
- Alberto Manguel, Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year

About the Author

Lorna Crozier has published fifteen books of poetry, including The Blue Hour of the Day: Selected Poems; Whetstone; Apocrypha of Light; What the Living Won’t Let Go; A Saving Grace; Everything Arrives at the Light; Inventing the Hawk; Angels of Flesh, Angels of Silence; and The Garden Going On Without Us. She has also edited several anthologies, among them Desire in Seven Voices and, with Patrick Lane, Addicted: Notes from the Belly of the Beast and Breathing Fire: Canada’s New Poets. Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, she now lives in British Columbia, where she teaches at the University of Victoria.

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Fabulous collection of crozier's best poetry! Highly recommend it. She is a lovely, funny, straightforward poet. Not pretentious at all.
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this book is a comp of lorna's poetry or better -prose that looks like poetry- this is not good stuff minor poetry weak uninteresting and boring if you are so tired of watching the waves go by on your lawnchair in your retirement from your gov job you might be bored enough to read this crap
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HASH(0x9dd28b7c) out of 5 stars The Blue Hour of the Day June 13 2009
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I have never considered myself a 'poetry' person.. i heard the author on NPR (replayed in Australia) and she expressed herself in the most honest terms, someone who knew herself, what an amazing way to be in your life.

Her writings are about life, expressed with such openess and passion and, this is not poetry, its life written down... buy it, you will see yourself.

HASH(0x9dc5c588) out of 5 stars Excellent, engaging poetry Aug. 9 2012
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Read this book if you want an example of exceptional poetry. Lorna Crozier is my newest favorite poet.There is nothing not to like and admire about this collection.
HASH(0x9e299cf0) out of 5 stars very very good. i read is on a plane and i ... Feb. 9 2016
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very very good. i read is on a plane and i didn't look up once besides to see if other people heard me express out loud.