Something Burned Along the Southern Border

By Robert Earl Stewart

Something Burned Along the Southern Border
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The poems in Robert Earl Stewart's debut collection, Something Burned Along the Southern Border, are both thoughtful and audacious. They have something to say about coyotes that go on a crime spree in the city, about how Detroit looks from across the river on a hazy day, about ... Read more


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The poems in Robert Earl Stewart's debut collection, Something Burned Along the Southern Border, are both thoughtful and audacious. They have something to say about coyotes that go on a crime spree in the city, about how Detroit looks from across the river on a hazy day, about carnivorous insects holding clandestine bake sales, about a lonely man chopping a pineapple at dusk. They blur the line between the surreal and the everyday, reminding us that there is always something extraordinary in our ordinary lives, and if we can only learn to recognize it, we can revel in it.

Robert Earl Stewart

Robert Earl Stewart’s first book of poetry, Something Burned Along the Southern Border, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and his poetry has been published in This, Magma, and The Best Canadian Poetry. He spent fifteen years as a newspaper reporter, photographer, and editor. Robert lives in Windsor, Ontario.

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With Wildean wit, Falstaffian amusements, and Hefnerian lust, these poems crackle with explosive language and arresting imagery. Something Burned Along the Southern Border heralds the arrival of a poet with gifts to delight and amaze.Ó (Paul Vermeersch, author of The Fat Kid and Between the Walls)

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