Spar: Words in Place

By Peter Sanger

Spar: Words in Place
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Peter Sanger’s poetry has always demonstrated his extraordinary focus and vigorous engagement with the objects that surround him. These four essays find their basis in the everyday stuff of backwoods Nova Scotia, demonstrating how a road with two names, a crooked knife, an ... Read more


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Peter Sanger’s poetry has always demonstrated his extraordinary focus and vigorous engagement with the objects that surround him. These four essays find their basis in the everyday stuff of backwoods Nova Scotia, demonstrating how a road with two names, a crooked knife, an abandoned shipyard and a fragment of gypsum might hone our thoughts and shape our sense of words in place.

Peter Sanger

Peter Sanger chose Nova Scotia as his home more than 30 years ago, after ranging far and wide. He lives in a period farmhouse in a rural community. His first book of poetry was published in 1983. He currently teaches English at the Nova Scotia College of Agriculture.

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“Prose, Sophocles says, is the kind of poetry that walks instead of dances–or that is what prose was when Plato was a kid. That is the kind of walking, and the kind of poetry, Sanger has given us here. I’ve never seen the Shubenacadie River, nor set foot on Sanger’s farm, but he has taught me how to love them, as only one who knows where home is can. ” Robert Bringhurst, Globe and Mail

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