The Authority of Roses

By (author): Ross Leckie

No postmodern gimmickry, no tricks except all the old ones that every good poet must learn: these lucid, evocative poems put the reader so clearly in the picture that you taste the blackberries of your childhood, shiver at the chill of rainwater down your neck in a western forest, or rake the dust from your hair as you trudge home from the Trojan War. Ross Leckie can capture the fleeting moments when we fully enter the world and believe we belong.

At this low point in our country’s cultural history, when more and more writers have become topical “content providers” for the ever-gaping maw of the society of the spectacle, those few artists like Ross Leckie who carefully craft their work within the poetic tradition, and who show respect for all the needs — aural, esthetic, and intellectual — of the most discerning readers, are more than ever to be valued.

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Ross Leckie

Ross Leckie was born in Lachine, Quebec, in 1953. He has degrees from McGill, Concordia and the University of Toronto, and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. His work has appeared in leading Canadian and American literary reviews, and he is the author of a previous collection of poems A Slow Light (Signal Editions, Véhicule Press, 1983).

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No postmodern gimmickry, no tricks except all the old ones that every good poet must learn: these lucid, evocative poems put the reader so clearly in the picture that you taste the blackberries of your childhood, shiver at the chill of rainwater down your neck in a western forest, or rake the dust from your hair as you trudge home from the Trojan War. Ross Leckie can capture the fleeting moments when we fully enter the world and believe we belong. At this low point in our country’s cultural history, when more and more writers have become topical “content providers” for the ever-gaping maw of the society of the spectacle, those few artists like Ross Leckie who carefully craft their work within the poetic tradition, and who show respect for all the needs — aural, esthetic, and intellectual — of the most discerning readers, are more than ever to be valued.No postmodern gimmickry, no tricks except all the old ones that every good poet must learn: these lucid, evocative poems put the reader so clearly in the picture that you taste the blackberries of your childhood, shiver at the chill of rainwater down your neck in a western forest, or rake the dust from your hair as you trudge home from the Trojan War. Ross Leckie can capture the fleeting moments when we fully enter the world and believe we belong. At this low point in our country’s cultural history, when more and more writers have become topical “content providers” for the ever-gaping maw of the society of the spectacle, those few artists like Ross Leckie who carefully craft their work within the poetic tradition, and who show respect for all the needs — aural, esthetic, and intellectual — of the most discerning readers, are more than ever to be valued.

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Published:

May 15, 1997

City of Publication:

London

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Brick Books

ISBN:

9781771311151

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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