Crowd of Sounds

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House of Anansi, 2003 - Poetry - 71 pages
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"In these lyric poems technique, emotional pitch, and intellect combine in sublime balance. Exhilarating in its range, the work of Adam Sol is gentle and mournful, attuned to physical surroundings, and full of erotic joy, erotic threat, history, elegy, comic absurdity, and acts of disturbing ventriloquismÑall stitched together with a tightly scored thematic coherence. These poems are about music, but they are also about the silence it breaks and the inevitable recurrence of that silence."
 

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Contents

Man Who Slept Between Blows of a Hammer
7
Flood
14
Mr Polk Was Afraid of the Rain
20
The Weight of Fire
26
Half as Good as Music
43
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Adam Sol is the author of three collections of poetry, Jonah's Promise, which won the Mid-List Press's First Series Award for Poetry, and Crowd of Sounds, which won the Trillium Award, and Jeremiah, Ohio, which was shortlisted for the Trillium Prize. He is an Associate Professor of English at Laurentian University's campus in Barrie, Ontario, and lives in Toronto.

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