Hanging Fire Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889103917
Pages: 80
Pub. Date: January 1 1990
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Poetry / POE011000

  • POETRY / Canadian

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Hanging Fire

By Phyllis Webb

Astonishingly beautiful entrances into the personae of lost companions who reappear, animated by a voice in love with the music of their speaking.

Short-listed 1991 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Hanging Fire in no way hangs its own fire. These poems scintillate with the quick firings of a highly responsive intelligence, as at home in ‘the meaning meandering river of biologic “soup”’ as on politicized streets of Leningrad. The true locale for Phyllis Webb is the suspended moment of thought’s leap into the splay/spray of language with its inevitable weight of implications. Seductive drift, critical cavorting, fine lines, and prose tempered to the rhythmic mettle of a remarkable poet’s mind.”
Daphne Marlatt