- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Tightrope Books, Inc.; 1st Edition edition (May 1 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1988040043
- ISBN-13: 978-1988040042
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.8 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer rating
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #890,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book is an event in Anglo-Canadian poetry." —George Elliot Clarke, author, Whylah Falls
"The poems are revelatory, educative, and inspirational. They tell (or retell differently) stories of heroes—some admired, loved; but many unsung, forgotten . . . That this is a historically significant book is evident on every page." —Mayank Bhatt, generallyaboutbooks.com
"The poems in Fraser's To Greet Yourself Arriving stand fiercely on their own as poems, tight and clear and clean, but as a chorus this book raises itself to a beautiful black sound." —Michael Dennis, michaeldennispoet.blogspot.ca
"Fraser’s poetry provides rich pieces to share and consider. This is a collection that teachers should be teaching across the country." —Jael Richardson, Toronto Star
About the Author
Michael Fraser is a Toronto high school teacher, poet, and writer. He has been published in various national and international journals and anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2013. His manuscript, The Serenity of Stone, won the 2007 Canadian Aid Literary Award Contest and was published in 2008 by Bookland Press. He won FreeFall‘s 2015 Poetry Contest and is the creator and former director of the Plasticine Poetry Series.
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Reviewed in Canada on July 26, 2016
As the title suggests, this collection explores self-awareness, fragmented selves, and the best self. Some of the poems are portraits of people who have accomplished rare achievements, such as Bob Marley, Joe Frazier, Maya Angelou and Barack Obama. With each poem, the reader is immersed in rich imagery and surprising metaphors. To Greet Yourself Arriving is a complete journey: both uplifting and sobering.
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