Reaching for Clear

David Solway

Reaching for Clear is David Solway's translation of poetry by Dominica's celebrated young poet Rhys Savarin. Savarin now joins the Greek Andreas Karavis and the Turkish Nesmine Rifat in the growing pantheon of figures given life by Solway. An internationalist of the imagination, Solway consolidates his reputation as one of Canada's most original poets with an exciting adaptation of Savarin's lush landscapes, both human and natural. Savarin's bewitching mix of visual acuity and vernacular, his celebratory sense of an island world hedged by magic [or what Savarin himself calls "the flora and fauna of a mythical condition"], has been vividly rendered by Solway into poems distinguished by their clarity, musicality, humour, and insight.

Poetry 2006

David Solway is the author of many books of poetry including Modern Marriage, Bedrock, Saracen Island: The Poetry of Andreas Karavis, and Franklin's Passage, winner of the 2004 Le Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal. His most recent collection, The Pallikari of Nesmine Rifat, was published in 2005. Currently an associate editor with Books in Canada, he lives in Hudson, Quebec.

Other books by David Solway:
Selected Poems
Saracen Island: The Poems of Andreas Karavis
The Mulberry Men
Modern Marriage
An Andreas Karavis Companion
Anatomy of Arcadia
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96 pp 8.5" x 5.5"
ISBN13: 9781550652178

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