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Jogging with the Great Ray Charles
Jogging with the Great Ray Charles (Large Print)
by Kenneth Sherman
Publisher ECW Press
Published on: 11 October 2016
Categories Poetry
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Our Price: CA$15.99
 

Volume(s): 1
Format Details: 16pt, Verdana
ISBN(s): 9781525231711
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About the Book
A poetic masterclass from a writer at the height of his craft. Kenneth Sherman's work has always displayed a vibrant lyricism, so it's no surprise that his powerful new collection contains a number of poems with musical motifs. In such pieces as ''Clarinet,'' ''Transistor Sister,'' and the book's titular poem, Sherman ponders our human transience while searching for ''a voice to stand time's test.'' Sherman also confronts health concerns in a language that is Shaker-plain. The book concludes with the sombre, compassionate, and truly remarkable seven-part ''Kingdom,'' a meditation on the plight of the dispossessed. In a Globe and Mail review of The Well: New and Selected Poems, Fraser Sutherland notes, ''Sherman always seems to be listening to the voice of Canadian soil and landscape at the same time as he is attentive to the great European metaphysical theme of the soul in conflict with the world and time.'' So it is with Jogging with the Great Ray Charles. Sherman has also included three brilliant translations of Yiddish poets that appeared in the Malahat Review's ''At Home in Translation'' issue.
About the Author
Kenneth Sherman has published ten books of poetry, including the highly acclaimed long poems Words for Elephant Man and Black River. He has published two collections of essays, Void and Voice and the award-winning What the Furies Bring. His most recent publication is the memoir Wait Time. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, where he conducts poetry-writing workshops.
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