The North End Poems

The North End Poems Focusing on the tough and gritty North End of Hamilton the individual pieces in this collection form a long narrative that artfully explores issues of masculinity

  • Title: The North End Poems
  • Author: Michael Knox
  • ISBN: 9781550228175
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Focusing on the tough and gritty North End of Hamilton, the individual pieces in this collection form a long narrative that artfully explores issues of masculinity.

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    1. ECW Press has been on a tigerish momentum this year with a potent list of startling and puissant voices, and certainly Michael Knox is no exception. Breaking from the more commonly maudlin or soi-distant poetic observations, Knox treats us to a revival of a dramatic epic, detailing both the squalor and evanescence of main character Nick Macfarlane, a steeltown warehouse worker whose gritty perspective is broadened by a university student named Carla. Each poem annunciates its nested group of mai [...]

    2. The next time someone tells me poetry is too inaccessible or can't tell stories, I'm going to throw this book at them. It's a lyric sequence of poems that tells a pretty simple boy meets girl story, but in a very compelling way -- breaking the narrative into a series of poems allows for natural-feeling shifts in perspective and time. A lot of the book rings true to me as someone who grew up in the places it documents, but the notes on masculinity and class resonate beyond that setting. My only r [...]

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