Headframe: 2

By (author): Birk Sproxton

In Headframe: 2, Birk Sproxton amalgamates stories about history, geography, and family into the mythology of Flin Flon, a mining town on the edge of the Precambrian Shield.The narrator goes underground. He revisits Beaver Lake and legendary prospectors Kate Rice, David Collins, and Tom Creighton. Cemeteries tell stories about the Frank Slide and about the poet’s ancestors. Long poems commemorate his mother and father. Scars on the narrator’s body constitute a physical biography.With wit and wordplay, Headframe: 2 goes beyond the underlying notion of the first volume, borrowed from W.C. Williams, that a man is a city. Birk Sproxton excavates an abundant vein and turns nickel into gold.

AUTHOR

Birk Sproxton

Birk Sproxton’s books include the long poem Headframe:, the novel The Red-Headed Woman with the Black Black Heart, and the collection Phantom Lake: North of 54. He is the editor of The Winnipeg Connection, Trace: Prairie Writers on Writing, and Great Stories from the Prairies. He was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, where he grew up listening to tall tales of the North.

Awards

There are no awards found for this book.
Excerpts & Samples ×
In Headframe: 2, Birk Sproxton amalgamates stories about history, geography, and family into the mythology of Flin Flon, a mining town on the edge of the Precambrian Shield.The narrator goes underground. He revisits Beaver Lake and legendary prospectors Kate Rice, David Collins, and Tom Creighton. Cemeteries tell stories about the Frank Slide and about the poet’s ancestors. Long poems commemorate his mother and father. Scars on the narrator’s body constitute a physical biography.With wit and wordplay, Headframe: 2 goes beyond the underlying notion of the first volume, borrowed from W.C. Williams, that a man is a city. Birk Sproxton excavates an abundant vein and turns nickel into gold.

Reader Reviews

Details

Dimensions:

116 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

March 15, 2006

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Turnstone Press

ISBN:

9780888013170

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

Featured In:

All Books

Language:

eng

No author posts found.

Related Blog Posts

There are no posts with this book.