news | Friday June 11, 2010

Breaking Down Decompositions


Ken Belford’s new book Decompositions is drawing a fair amount of attention from readers and has stirred up growing interest in his surroundings. His book is a veritable seed bank of thoughts and emotions set in the Canadian North, a long poem that reports the most subtle ruptures and disturbances to our shared land. This work shares a perspective rooted in rural community, even as these poems turn in the earth and resist infringement from the global new order.

One of his keenest listeners is John Harris, who has diligently performed a comprehensive close reading of Belford’s new work for us to enjoy.

Read The New Ken Belford: Reaching Out without Selling Out.

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