Kill-site

Paperback $15.50

McClelland & Stewart | Mar 25, 2003 | 88 Pages | 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 | ISBN 9780771053214

  • Paperback$15.50

    McClelland & Stewart | Mar 25, 2003 | 88 Pages | 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 | ISBN 9780771053214

Awards

Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry WINNER 2003

Praise

"The uniqueness of [Kill-site] rests in its eerily mystical descriptions of the natural world.…Rhapsodic.…Lilburn’s insights [are] fresh and arresting."
Quill & Quire

“Lilburn’s contemplative language has a resonant beauty.”
–Montreal Gazette

Author Essay

I began writing the poems in Kill-site in 1997. I knew that I wanted the book to be somehow different from my previous book, To the River; I suspected that it might turn out to be, but didn’t know how this difference would show itself. It took me some time to become comfortable with the direction the Kill-site poems took.

Kill-site is a long poem about prayer; a long poem about yet another failed expedition to track the hidden natures of things. It has seemed to me for a while that the European mind hasn’t properly settled in western North America, isn’t autochthonic here. So the book is about looking around, and where the long look could take you.

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