Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Great Regulars: The cosmopolitan, lyrical meditations in Afloat,

John Reibetanz's eighth collection, are reminders that humankind also has a capacity for beauty--though the Toronto poet and professor of English at Victoria College is no naïve sentimentalist. He ponders humanity's folly, notably in the form of China's Three Gorges Dam (a massive hydroelectric project on the Yangtze River that has displaced more than a million people, flooded archeological sites and caused environmental damage) and the ravages of the Second World War.

from Barbara Carey: Toronto Star: Poetry reviews: 1996 by Sara Peters, Afloat by John Reibetanz


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