Days Into Flatspin: Poems
Babstock opens everything to investigation, rupturing the limitations of the eye and the strictures of the poetic form: a sonnet is built from a Frisbee game, a love poem inspired by a cow, a gash inhabited by afield of crickets. And throughout his poetic landscape is a solitary bird—watching, passing overhead, biding time, always present. Days into Flatspin is a soaring collection and delivers on every one of Babstock's early promises. He is the poet to watch, the poet whose confidence, range, and measured empathy will have a startling and long-lasting impact upon Canadian letters.
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