Blue Pyramids: New and Selected Poems

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ECW Press, Sep 1, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 180 pages
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From his first book, The Visible Man (as fine a first volume of poetry as one is ever likely to read the Dalhousie Review), to his most recent, Resurrection In the Cartoon (passionate, humorous, worldly-wise, kick-ass poetry The Vancouver Sun), Robert Priest's poetry has been the delight of critics and readers alike. Blue Pyramids: New and Selected Poems brings together the best of Robert Priest's six books of lyric poems, spells, psalms, aphorisms, koans, diatribes, and prose poems along with an exciting new group of poems and aphorisms. Also included is a selection of never-before-published song lyrics. Relentless in their assessment of contemporary culture, the mordant irony, brutal honesty, and remarkable sensitivity of Priest's works create a poetic crucible in which the Canadian melting-pot is purified of its hypocrisies and reclaimed, ultimately, in the joy of language.

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Robert Priest is one of the few Canadian artists who has been successful as both a writer and a musician. His aphorisms have found their way into The Farmer's Almanac and Colombo's Canadian Quotations while a song he wrote for rock diva Alannah Myles, "Song Instead of a Kiss," was a number one hit. Robert is also a beloved children's author. His songs and poems are widely played on Sesame Street. His play Minibugs & Microchips was the recipient of a Chalmer's Award. As a songwriter he has worked with the likes of Alanis Morissette, Melanie Doane, and Tom Cochrane.

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