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    ISBN: 9780889226753 | Paperback

    112 pages | Pub. Date: 20110913
    6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
    Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
    Rights: WORLD

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The poems in this collection examine how our experience of movement through space is what lends time its dimensionality, from childhood memories of the Cold War to the Julian calendar, making manifest the arc of a complete year-long cycle of both “sacred” and “ordinary” time, returning to our ongoing attempts to guarantee the security of our place in the world.

By Gil McElroy

Gil McElroy’s poems and other works have been published in countless periodicals throughout North America since the late 1970s; issued in a number of self-published chapbooks, broadsheets, and one-of-a-kind book works.

Awards and Recognition
Gerald Lampert Memorial Award Finalist (2002) Dream Pool Essays
Christina Sabat Award for Art Criticism (2001) Ground States: The Visual Contexts of bpNichol.

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