Paul Vermeersch: between the walls

The best poems in this 2005 collection successfully convey existential angst during encounters with animate Lambs any gaze could be this devoid of purpose and inanimate objects As It Is With. Paul Vermeersch examines the forces that divide us and isolate us as individuals in both the natural and man made worlds at the moments when those worlds intersect and in the places where we ive and work During a violent row between teenage boys a starling explodes i.

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R an opportunity to extract the subtler essences of meaning on additional rereadings I ook forward to reading his qasas-ul-quran later volumes Read this in one sitting My kind of poetry Ioved it so much. Al seuence we are taken on a tour through a fragile city verging on its own ruin As fantastic as they are visceral these poems shed new ight on our darkest corners and take us deep between the walls those that are thrust up before us as well as those of our own making.

Slow Moving Traffic while everythingthat calls out craves an answer Vermeersch s poems balance strong narrative story telling with apt images and revelatory final ines thus giving the reade. Ke a hand grenade A clutter of inbred cats plays out the rise and fall of mankind in a secluded country barn While driving his girlfriend home a young man is forced to alter the course of his future by the sudden appearance of a plague of toads And in the harrowing fin.

Paul Vermeersch is a poet multimedia artist creative writing professor and literary editor He is the author of several poetry collections including the Trillium–award nominated The Reinvention of the Human Hand and most recently Shared Universe New and Selected Poems 1995 2020 He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph for which he received the Governor General's Go