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Kill-site by Tim Lilburn


Kill-site by Tim Lilburn
Mar 25, 2003 | 88 Pages
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"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


Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry WINNER 2003

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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