Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Great Regulars: The focus of [Pierre] Nepveu's extended

meditations in this collection (fluidly translated by Donald Winkler) are "the major verbs": as he puts it, "to be born, to grow, to love,/to think, to believe, to die."

Nepveu summons the minutiae of daily life as talismans of something more meaningful. In the second section of the book, "Stones on a Table" are the objects of the poet's attention. But they become much more than a handful of rocks.

from Barbara Carey: Toronto Star: Poetry reviews: The Major Verbs by Pierre Nepveu and Soul Mouth by Marilyn Bowering


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