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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harbour Pub Co
Publication date October 30, 2006
Pages 71
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781550173857
ISBN-10 1550173855
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Published in Canada
Original list price $16.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Human Shore is an accomplished collection of poems both grittily real and spiritual, the follow-up to Russell Thornton's critically acclaimed House Built of Rain. Whether describing a tidal wave, a train yard, or the ravaging effects of a wildfire, Thornton's work is arresting and masterful. The poet covers a wide variety of places and subjects, including a woman and her child in Thessaloniki, rats in a basement, a BC river "grind[ing] mountains down to tears" and catacombs in Lima, where "human corpses were bulldozed / tumbling over and under one another like adult rag dolls."

Barry Dempster has called Thornton's poems "expansive, exquisitely detailed, eloquently transformative" and Patrick Lane deems them "impeccable in their craft." By turns elegant and shocking--and often both at once--The Human Shore, promises to leave an indelible mark on Canadian poetry.

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9781550173857 | details & prices | 71 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The Human Shore is an accomplished collection of poems both grittily real and spiritual, the follow-up to Russell Thornton's critically acclaimed House Built of Rain.

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