A Romantic through and through, Luxton trains a steady eye on Nature, his chief solace from the 'Gagworld' of personal and political relations. Though he questions his allegiance to the chaste
A Romantic through and through, Luxton trains a steady eye on Nature, his chief solace from the 'Gagworld' of personal and political relations. Though he questions his allegiance to the chaste meditations of Wordsworth, and wonders whether Berryman's manic wordplay is an equally outdated legacy, these two poets remain the presiding spirits of the book, and define the poles of its dialectic.
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Steve Luxton was born in Coventry, England and now makes his home in Montreal. He is a founder of the Montreal Storytellers, an oral and narrative performance group, as well as an original editor of The Moosehead Review. He has edited a collection of short stories entitled Saturday Night at the Forum (1981) and (with Janice LaDuke) an anthology of poetry entitled Full Moon (1983), featuring a number of leading Canadian women writers. His first book, Late Romantics, a collaboration with Robert Allen and Mark Teicher, was published in 1980.
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"...jazz rythms, dislocated syllables, free association, invented words, and sharp literary wit create echoes of Eliot and John Berryman..."
— Canadian Literature
"Enhanced by its diversity, the book is immensely enjoyable...."
— The Montreal Gazette
"...Luxton's salient qualities are strong imagery and an engaging tone...."
— Poetry Canada