Drift: Poems

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House of Anansi, 2005 - Poetry - 83 pages
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What happens at the very moment when thought moves from the banal and everyday into the oblique and odd? In drift, Kevin Connolly investigates this mysterious mental realm that all of us tend to find ourselves in from time to time. Examining the moment when one thought collides into another, Connolly incorporates into his poems such witty, joyous ideas as a meditation on the business end of a sea cucumber and a world in which disfigured historical celebrities are left to wander the consumer grid. Constantly juxtaposing opposites to delightful effect, drift meanders into, in Connolley's own words, a place where "what starts the heart stops the world."
 

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Contents

About a Poem
1
Deep Thoughts and Important Feelings
14
The Gradualists
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Kevin Connolly is a poet, journalist, and editor. His poetry collectiondriftwon the Trillium Poetry Award, and his collectionRevolverwas shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and for the Trillium Award. Kevin lives on a cat farm in Toronto's east end with his partner, writer Gil Adamson.

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