Previously Feared Darkness

Author(s): Robert Priest
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2013
Product Number: EB00074966
Released: Sep 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781770904484
Publisher: ECW Press
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Daring new verse from one of Canada's most-established poets Previously Feared Darkness picks up and pulls at the vibrant threads of Robert Priest's last collection, Reading the Bible Backwards. One strand leads, with unabashed candour and elegance, through the author's love life; another, through fields of praise; a third experiments with automated metaphors and delivers a challenging new selection of mashups that Priest calls meme splices. A fourth thread rekindles the author's love of the prose poem to produce a suite of strange tales, bizarre playlets, and phonetic modifications. And, for those whose cry is "brevity forever," the micro-poems Priest collects are numerous and brilliant. Previously Feared Darkness consorts with forms and subject matter to present the work of a master getting deep and nasty and hilarious with the best of them.