The often outrageous and always wise follow-up to 2008's Governor General's AwardÐnominated Be Calm, Honey shows David W. McFadden at his most inquisitive and provocative. Here you'll find ninety-nine poems full of surprises by a Canadian long-distance poet in his sixth decade of writing, a writer who never rests on his laurels or allows himself to become complacent. This is a book full of mystics and Golden Age movie stars, friends of McFadden and long-dead philosophers, and their tales are all told in the poet's deceptively plainspoken voice.
David W. McFadden
David W. McFadden's extraordinary literary career so far spans five decades. An Innocent in Cuba (2005) is the most recent of his many travel books, and Be Calm, Honey (2008) the most recent of his many books ofpoetry. In 2008, Why Are You So Sad? was a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. He lives in Toronto.
[David W. McFadden] is the most readable poet on the planetÉ.ÊHe reminds you to be yourself, to be yourself in the world, and give it a chance to amaze you. While reading his beautiful clear language, you sense that he is a trickster, but you cannot help believing every stanza he writes. If there is any such thing as an essential poet, here he is.ÓÊ(Judges' citation, 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist)
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