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The Infinite Park

by Peter Unwin

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list price: $18.95
category: Poetry
published: 2021
publisher: Cormorant Books

Occurring in the rooms and corridors where life is lived, these poems emerge from the spaces behind the sofa cushion where things get lost, and in the bedroom where people inhale and exhale together. The Infinite Park documents the ways each day comes undone, and celebrates the tireless minute-by-minute heroics required to put it back together. Honouring the labours of love and confusion, these poems pursue a language of the commonplace, of memories that are kept in boxes, of the family bed where the cats and kids gather, and where words spoken and the warm presence of loved others become indistinguishable from the day.

With his second collection Peter Unwin further develops a verse the Malahat Review praised for its “sardonic clarity ... forever tempered by a deeper caring.” These pages vibrate with moments in which life’s fullness is found in its seemingly empty and random places, and spoken in a language of plain necessity.

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Peter Unwin

Peter Unwin grew up in southern Ontario and has travelled extensively in the north. His first collection of short stories, The Rock Farmers, was nominated for a Stephen Leacock Award, and his essays have been singled out for both regional and national attention. His story The World In the Evening was shortlisted for the 2012 Canadian National Magazine Award For Fiction. He lives in Toronto.

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