The Resumption of Gary Geddes
January 20th, 2016
The title poem of Gary Geddes’ The Resumption of Play (Quattro $18) received the 2015 Malahat Review Long Poem Prize for its compelling evocation of the trauma produced by Canada’s Indian residential schools. The varying content of the collection includes an elegiac sequence about Geddes’ mother, who died at age thirty-five; a poem about Pound, Brodsky, Stravinsky, and Diaghilev called ‘On Being Dead in Venice;’ and two prison letters from Somalia. Other subjects include Virginia Woolf, Bronwen Wallace, misogyny, obstacles to belief and the healing power of poetry. 978-1-927443-87-3
Geddes, now a resident of Thetis Island, will undertake promotional readings in the spring.