The Luskville Reductions

By (author): Monty Reid

The Luskville Reductions records a year in the life of a small Quebec town and the marriage that disintegrates there. While a book about loss, it is also a book about the state of becoming that coexists with change, the imbalance that for a time makes everything lucid, all the details adding up to much more than only an “us.” The visible goes beyond mere facts in these poems, transformed into the deeply seen — and therefore sacred.

The problem with daylilies
is the usual contemporary twaddle: how is it
we know anything
now that you’re gone.

What do you mean
now that you’re gone?
What do you mean
daylilies?

AUTHOR

Monty Reid

Born in Saskatchewan, Monty Reid worked at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller before moving to Ottawa in 1999 to become Director of Exhibition Services at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Disappointment Island (2006) won the Lampman-Scott Award and was shortlisted for the Ottawa Book Award. Reid has also won three Stephan G. Stephansson Awards for Poetry (Alberta Literary Awards) and been nominated three times for the Governor-General’s Award. The Luskville Reductions is his 14th book.


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The Luskville Reductions records a year in the life of a small Quebec town and the marriage that disintegrates there. While a book about loss, it is also a book about the state of becoming that coexists with change, the imbalance that for a time makes everything lucid, all the details adding up to much more than only an “us.” The visible goes beyond mere facts in these poems, transformed into the deeply seen — and therefore sacred.

The problem with daylilies
is the usual contemporary twaddle: how is it
we know anything
now that you’re gone.

What do you mean
now that you’re gone?
What do you mean
daylilies?

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Dimensions:

96 Pages
8.7in * 6in * 0.402in
240lb

Published:

April 30, 2008

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Brick Books

ISBN:

9781894078658

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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