Fixing Broken Things

Gregory M. Cook

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ISBN: 9781988286860

Fixing Broken Things

  Author:   Gregory M. Cook    
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

George Elliott Clarke writes of Gregory Cook’s poetry, “… a poignant, elegiac tone haunts these lyrics, whether Cook speaks of love or nature or family. Any risk of sentimentality is cut by his usage of hard particulars.”

Fixing Broken Things is Cook’s seventh book of poems. He has served as Chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada and as a member of the executive of The League of Canadian Poets. He was also a founder and first secretary the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (ACCESS).

In Fixing Broken Things, Cook offers contemplative glances and lingering views on everyday life, as if observed through a window on the weather, landscape, and appearance or disappearance of things that matter. These observations act as mirrors that reflect the self and allow the merging of inner and outer worlds. The poet’s rewards are discoveries of self and other in the magic visions and sounds that arise in combinations of words, like bits of winter ice reflecting prisms of light, life, and vision.

Moments from travel in Europe, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand appear here, as much at home as his life in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Fixing Broken Things harvests nature, memory, love, astonishment, as well as a life of altered consciousness.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781988286860
Item PC0297
PublisherPottersfield Press
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published onJuly 24 2019
Language eng
Pages 160
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight101(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Gregory M. Cook was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. As one of three poets in his immediate family, he has made writers and their survival a personal and a professional study. His biography of his close friend Alden Nowlan, One Heart, One Way, was published by Pottersfield Press. He has lived in Wolfville, Toronto, Fredericton, Saint John, and now Aulac, New Brunswick, where he is writing a biography of novelist Ernest Buckler (1908-1984).