Sanding Down This Rocking Chair on a Windy Night. First Edition, paperback.

By: McKAY, Don.

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McKAY, Don. Sanding Down This Rocking Chair on a Windy Night. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1987). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (12),13-111,(1). 8vo, illustrated grey card covers with blue and light grey lettering to front cover, blue and white lettering to spine. McKay's sixth collection of poems. "This is Don McKay's first book following his award-winning 'Birding, or desire'. Now, in 'Sanding Down This Rocking Chair on a Windy Night', McKay again demonstrates his ability to transform the familiar into the breathtaking, and to touch us deeply with words. These new poems show just how much McKay can do with language. In the long title poem, readers will find themselves listening to a voice that makes them feel welcome and at home, yet as renewed as if they had slipped into new skins -- while the stand-up comedy of the madly speaking starling in 'Sturnus Vulgaris' reminds us that poetry can still make readers laugh out loud." - from rear. Includes the following poems: I. "The Night Shift", "Snow Thickening on the Trans-Canada Highway", "High Water on the Goulais", "The Wind Chill Factor", "February Willows", "Midwintering", "Suckering the Silver Maples", "Softball:", "Midnight Dip", "A Kerry Stream", "Rubbing Stone", "Little Rivers". II. "Sanding Down This Rocking Chair on a Windy Night". III. "Dixieland Contraption Blues", "Loose Ends", "Via, Eastbound", "An Old Window in Glengarry", "Trouble in Paradise", "Lost Sisters", "Summer at Leith", "Homelite XL 130", "Kestrels, Encore", "Run Sheep Run", "Talk's End", "Without a Song". IV. Styles of Fall: "Buckling", "Deep Vein Thrombosis", "Edge of Night", "Falling Out", "Some Functions of a Leaf". V. "Le Style", "Notes toward a Major Study of the Nose", "Sturnus Vulgaris". VI. "Territoriality", "Finding Silence", "How to Imagine an Albatross", "No Name Mountain", "Drinking Lake Superior". VII. Inhabiting the Map: "For Laurel Creek", "Exotic Dances", "Cartography", "Reception", and "A Mouth". A very good, tight, tidy copy. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 25.00

Title: Sanding Down This Rocking Chair on a Windy Night. First Edition, paperback.

Author Name: McKAY, Don.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1987, ISBN:0771055420:

Seller ID: 108499

Keywords: LITERATURE CANADA POETRY CANADIAN LITERARY VERSE POETS,