The Reinvention of the Human Hand

Paperback $15.50

Mar 16, 2010 | 88 Pages

Ebook $11.99

Apr 30, 2010

  • Paperback $15.50

    Mar 16, 2010 | 88 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    Apr 30, 2010

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Trillium Book Award FINALIST 2010


"Vermeersch is one of Canada’s best young poets. [His poems] explore the tension between the natural world and the artifice of our society, and the collision between the public sphere and the secret corners of our private lives."
Vancouver Province

Table Of Contents

The Painted Beasts of Lascaux
A Scorpion in Alcohol
Ode to Amoeba proteus
Bosch Landscape 2010
The Formation of the Pack
Altarpiece with False Teeth and Parkinson’s Disease
The Sadness Will Last Forever
Twenty-one Days with a Baboon Heart
Another Effect of Global Warming
Elegy for Paul Winchell
Boys Who Envy Werewolves
I Am Happy to Live in an Age of Plenty
Basic Instructions for Anaesthesia
Old Punk
Prayer to a Saint
In the Glorious Absence of Gods
Last of the Blondes
The Threatened Swan
Prosthetic Leg in Storage
A Photograph of the Human Retina
Sorrow for Frogsong
In Joseph Merrick’s London
The Marriage of the Nuclei
Love as an Argument in Theoretical Physics
A Glass Eye Finds Its Purpose
The Reinvention of the Human Hand
He Considers the Possibility that None of This Is Real
This Is Where Your Life Begins
Three Anthropomorphic Studies
Beautiful and Swift
The Demolition of Heaven
Cloud Formation like a Map of the World
Lost Things

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