A Rhythm to Stand Beside

ISBN: 9781770862609

Price: $18.00

Format: Trade Paperback

Size: 6.00" x 9.00"


Publication Date: Apr 01, 2013

POE011000 POETRY / Canadian

"In ‘Out where the anthropologists roam’ the narrator imagines himself an old man emptying his pockets ‘on a street corner, the years in/ little heaps on the sidewalk’ which people deliberately sidestep. They would do well to explore them, as would any reader of Hannan’s poetry. Read this book."
The New Quarterly



A Rhythm to Stand Beside is a varied collection, ranging from extended experiments in language ("A brush through a mathematical selection of G"), to a kind of magical lyricism in poems invoking luck and inspiration; from a rambling, cumulatively hilarious ode to Ontario, to poems of plain but searching emotional statement. Hannan has been working informally with a group of contemporary dancers, looking at ways to write poetry to accompany performances; he explores the idea in poems that form a thread running through this book.