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The Ecstasy of Skeptics

Written by Steven Heighton

  • 128 Pages
  • 9780887845604
  • 8.060" x 5.060"
  • POETRY / Canadian


Publication Date October 18, 1994

In The Ecstasy of Skeptics Steven Heighton searches for the heart's true centre somewhere between the polarized spheres of order and anarchy, of logic and the erotic, of Apollo and Dionysus.

Short-listed for the Governor General's Award: Poetry 1994


Steven Heighton

STEVEN HEIGHTON is a critically acclaimed novelist and poet. His novels include Afterlands, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and The Shadow Boxer, a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year. His collections of poetry include Stalin’s Carnival, winner of the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for Poetry; The Ecstasy of Skeptics, a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, poems from which won a gold National Magazine Award and the Petra Kenney Prize; The Address Book; and Patient Frame, poems from which won the P. K. Page Award a National Magazine Award. His fiction and poetry have been translated into nine languages, and have appeared in the London Review of Books, Poetry, Best American Poetry, Agni, Tin House, The Walrus and other publications. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.