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May 06, 2014
| ISBN 9781551996622
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May 06, 2014 | ISBN 9781551996622
By the winner of the Saskatchewan Book Award for Best Book of the YearTo his virtuoso collection of new poems, Tim Lilburn brings a philosopher’s mind and the eyes and ears of a marsh hawk. This series of earthy meditations makes the strange familiar and the familiar strange. Lilburn’s close study of goldenrod, an ice sheet, or night opens into surprising interior and subterranean worlds. Pythagoras lurks within the poplars, Socrates in stones, people fly below the ground. Elsewhere, the human presence of motels and beer parlours is ominous. Kill-site is an exploration of a human’s animal nature. Lilburn invites the reader to: “Go below the small things… then / walk inside them and you have their kindness.” Though a natural progression from Lilburn’s last book, To the River, in Kill-site, the poet moves toward a greater understanding of the human, of sacrifice.
TIM LILBURN is the author of seven previous books of poetry, including To the River, Kill-site, and Orphic Politics. His work has received the Governor General’s Award and the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award, among other prizes. Lilburn is… More about Tim Lilburn
"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
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