Pieces of Map, Pieces of Music

Robert Bringhurst

A dazzling collection of poems, songs, and lyric meditations from one of Canada’s most vibrant poets. Pieces of Map, Pieces of Music reveals the breadth of Robert Bringhurst’s social and historical conscience and the depth of his linguistic magic.

ISBN: 9781556590030

Format: Paperback

About the Author

Robert Bringhurst is one of Canada’s most celebrated poets. He was born in California in 1946, moved with his family to Alberta in 1952, and has lived most of his adult life in the remoter parts of the British Columbia coast. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Witter Bynner Fellow in Poetry at the Library of Congress, a Phillips Fund Fellow at the American Philosophical Society, a writer-in-residence at the University of Edinburgh, and the winner of the prestigious …

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“He may well be the poet we have all been waiting for, one who can reclaim for poetry the dignity, wit, brilliance, and wisdom it has recently appeared to have mislaid. He is without doubt a major poet, not only in the context of Canadian letters, but in that of all writing of our time.” —Poetry

Pieces of Map, Pieces of Music speaks with a man-given (not god-given) authority. Do not overlook this remarkable poet/thinker!” —Small Press Review

“Bringhurst’s best work—a full-throated, shape-note singing—is direct, confrontational, and concise—the work of a passionate intelligence.” —Jon Davis, American Book Review

“[These] poems, form following function, can be appreciated for both their beauty and their knowledge.” —Booklist

“Even in an age of multi-media presentations, it is difficult to imagine a work with more dimensions than Robert Bringhurst’s Pieces of Map, Pieces of Music.” —Western American Literature

“A sense of shared responsibility and shared fate burn through this book.” —The New York Times Book Review