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Gun Dogs

Written by James Langer

  • 112 Pages
  • 9780887849046
  • POETRY / Canadian

$11.87 $16.95


Publication Date April 01, 2009

What is a Gun Dog? An uncontrolled creature purportedly under our control? These poems strain at the lead. The torque is felt in the line, the verb, the wild thinking in metaphor. The maturity of James Langer's vision reveals itself here in the cumulative effect of his rhetoric. He won't land on his quarry -- Love, Forgiveness, Respect of Place, Clarity of Memory. He will, however, attain wisdom within these poems, a measured equanimity that can be traced back to the Stoics. These lines are like those of Les Murray, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, and Robin Robertson. Here is a debut from a genuine, fully formed talent whose poems reach the sublime.


James Langer
James Langer is the poetry editor for The Fiddlehead. His poems have been published in numerous literary journals, including TickleAce, lichen, Arc, Grain, Event, The Fiddlehead, The Newfoundland Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, and the Riddle Fence. Originally from Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, he now lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick.