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Bite Down Little Whisper

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  • Publisher:
    Brick Books, 2013
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Domanski, Don

    Winner of the J.M. Abraham Poetry Award at the East Coast Literary Awards and
    Finalist for the 2013 Governor General’s Award for Poetry

    From a master poet, meditative lines running like veins through the dark grace of being alive.

    Governor General’s Award–winning poet Don Domanski’s new collection, Bite Down Little Whisper, delves into the interconnectedness of all life with spiritual gravitas and powerful mindfulness. These are poems brimming with mythological and scientific energies, with a multi-dimensionality that opens itself to both complexity and clarity. Domanski shows us seams and fastenings that unite our longings with the earth itself, with the nonhuman vitality that surrounds us. The heart’s need for unity and reverence is present in these poems as a whisper we hear in occasional moments of quietude, when it’s possible to perceive the workings of a larger existence. Quietude is called returning to life Lao Tzesays even on a Tuesday afternoon in Nova Scotia even with the hood ornaments of  chocolate irises gleaming outward from their arterial darkness with the unborn standing high up in the trees like cemetery angels one finger pointing to heaven    the other to earth ~ from “Ars Magica”

    Subject(s): Canadian poetry
    Original Publisher: London, ON, Brick Books
    Language(s): English
    Collection(s)/Series: Brick Books Poetry