Toward the Country of Light

Allan Cooper

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ISBN: 9781988286334

Toward the Country of Light

New and Selected Poems 1978-2018

  Author:   Allan Cooper    
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

This collection brings together Allan Cooper’s best poems over the last forty years. He weaves visions of nature with insight into the workings of the human heart. Read them individually or read them as a single long, flowing and eloquent narrative. The meditative and compassionate observations will transport the reader from the chaos of everyday life into a healing realm of possibility.

In Toward the Country of Light, the author offers open sonnets, prose poems, ghazals, small poems inspired by the Chinese and Japanese, and poems influenced by Robert Bly and Francis Ponge. As Cooper observes, “Over the years I’ve come to understand that the poem itself usually demands the form it takes and that language uses us for its own secret purposes.”

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ISBN associated with this title:9781988286334
Item PC0275
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published onDecember 21 2017
Language eng
Pages 126
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight137(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Allan Cooper has published fifteen collections of poetry. He has twice won the Alfred G. Bailey Award for poetry and received the Peter Gzowski Award in 1994. His recent musical projects include Rosedale and Songs for a Broken World. He divides his time between his ancestral home in Alma, New Brunswick, and Riverview.