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Against Linearity


In a vision which constantly sees the 'doubleness' of people, places and things, Earl McKenzie confronts such experiences as the knowledge that the very same 'farmers who sing on choirs' are those who became a lynch mob and beat a stranger to death. But he also celebrates the rich variousness of a landscape and people who 'fear the straight line/ for it is as rigid as death.' McKenzie's poems speak directly and without pretension, but in their often quirky observations and ability to find resonant images from the everyday, they are arresting and memorable.

Paperback: 60 pages

Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd (January 1, 1993)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0948833637

ISBN-13: 978-0948833632

Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces

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