Monday, April 4, 2011

Richard Greene — Winner of the 2010 Governor General's Award for Poetry

"Boxing the Compass is a poetry collection of mid-life reassessments that also makes room for the martyrdom of Saint Polycarp, tone-deaf church choirs, the last of the Newfoundland whalers, and vividly remembered Portuguese fishermen. Spiritually searching and intellectually rich, Richard Greene's third book—which ranges from intimate to ironic to satiric—shuns easy answers in poems of unfashionable eloquence comprised of colloquial textures, clear-eyed narratives, political subtexts, and no-nonsense introspection." — from

For a sample of Richard Greene's poetry, go to this site...
and get a front row seat to hear him read at the Festival on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

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