Götterdämmerung is Len Gasparini?s fifteenth book of poetry since the early 1970s. What distinguishes this collection from his earlier work is the long title poem: a tour de force that covers new ground in the genre of ecopoetics by launching an acerbic yet lyrical assault on the Anthropocene. Other poems explore such diverse themes as memory, art, and botany. Also included are three literary essays that evince the importance of language and imagination.
Len Gasparini is the award winning author of numerous books of poetry, five short-story collections, two children’s books, a work of non-fiction, and a one-act play.
On the Snows of Yesteryear:"Provocative . .. these stories dig into the human condition and leave a lasting impression. - The Pacific Rim Review of BooksMoving and universal. - The Toronto Star Len Gasparini's The Undertaker's Wife is an elegant collection of short stories that are densely layered and rich enough to function almost as mini-novels. Particularly impressive are Frank and Millie, which charts the cross-currents of desire among three young people in 1960s Ontario, and Montego Bay, a traveller's tale featuring a Canadian tourist adrift on Jamaica's mean streets. -- Tom Sandborn, The Globe & MailOn The Undertaker's Wife:"Gasparini's descriptive skills and psychological insight are repeatedly evident. His dialogue is bracingly candid. " ?The Globe and Mail"Trenchant, sometimes darkly brooding . . . Gasparini's stories may take many readers out of the realm of their own lives and, often, out of the usual reader comfort zone. " ?The Chattahoochee Review
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