By John Steffler
The poems in John Steffler’s new assortment are enlivened via an identical muscular acts of cognizance that symbolize his past books. As constantly, his poems inhabit adventure absolutely, senses on excessive alert, transmitting the abundance and turbulence of actual life; they're charged with the uncooked Eros of being. Nowhere is there a extra entire nature poet: attuned, strong, sincere, absolutely casual, and emotionally candid, brimming with power and animal spirits. some of the poems in Lookout discover and evoke particular landscapes: the limestone barrens of Newfoundland; the Blomidon and Lewis Hills; the Greek Islands. Others stay on own relationships: lover, pregnant daughter, and a touching, finely tuned series on a relations dealing with a mother’s Alzheimer’s. there's additionally a superb set of meditations on pictures from the records in Newfoundland. Canadian literature is blessed – and lively – by means of John Steffler’s contributions to it.
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Lookout by John Steffler