Ink on Paper

Brad Cran s highly anticipated second book of poetry, Ink on Paper, is a compelling collection of political poems that seek to elucidate our relationships with our surroundings as well as those who surround us Cran, former Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver, masterfully constructs images held in contradictory tension, as in his civic poem, Thirteen Ways of Looking aBrad Cran s highly anticipated second book of poetry, Ink on Paper, is a compelling collection of political poems that seek to elucidate our relationships with our surroundings as well as those who surround us Cran, former Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver, masterfully constructs images held in contradictory tension, as in his civic poem, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Grey Whale and Ending with a Line from Rilke And there you werebelow the mountainsin the heart of the citygazing at the grey whale.You must change your life.Cran s poems are a fresh, provocative examination of urban culture, the natural world and issues of social justice, told with keen awareness and a gritty poetic precision.
Ink on Paper Brad Cran s highly anticipated second book of poetry Ink on Paper is a compelling collection of political poems that seek to elucidate our relationships with our surroundings as well as those who su

  • Title: Ink on Paper
  • Author: Brad Cran
  • ISBN: 9780889712812
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Ink on Paper”

    1. Because daddy never loved my shiny beads,the honest work I didor because I was made obsolete.And if I hate I hate Toshibamoney counters and greed,the capitalists but the communists, too.The poetry is the poetry is the poetry.You do not do, you do not do.Clickety-clack or energy in wire,the calculation is to become.I have little to say but more to prove.You do not do, you do not do.One day I will move my small heartsof wood into the calculated dreams of the fewwhere all of my life, ich, ich, ich, [...]

    2. I really enjoyed Cran's poems in this collection--his humour gave me a laugh at times, and his reflections gave me plenty of opportunity to reflect.

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