Gary Barwin

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For it is a Pleasure and a Surprise to Breathe

New and Selected Poems

For thirty-five years, award-winning poet Gary Barwin has been opening up new ways of being in poetry. In this long-awaited new and selected collection, For It Is a Pleasure and a Surprise to … 256 View
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The Most Charming Creatures

Poems

With uncanny wit, inventive beauty, and numinous surprise, The Most Charming Creatures explores the contemporary and its language, considering our wonder, sorrow, bewilderment, anxiety, and … 128 View
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I. Dust of the Wren

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Dust of the Wren, I won’t claim, Several Fishes Can Walk on Land, After Edward Thomas’s “Adlestrop”, Thirty Minutes Late, Pact of Oblivion, Everything, Limerick, Entirely, … 41 $4.10 Add
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The Nu Hewmanism

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Phases of the Harpsichord Mood – Down into the Streets – a rabbi, a schoolboy, and a tailor walk into a bar – Rabbit – Martin’s Idea – in the clouds, the eggs … 80 $8.00 Add
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II. The Sweet Especial

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Morethan, After “Gute Nacht” from Winterreisse by Wilhelm Müller, Names of the Hare, Weather Report, The Sweet Especial, CanLit Fires, John Clare Ghazal, The Softiad, Haiku, … 37 $3.70 Add
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The Wild & Unfathomable Always (I)

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How I watched until the moon – Mind: Two Theories – Murmuration – Asemic Chair and Letter E – Comic Score – Speech (bird) – The Wild and Unfathomable Always, … 15 $1.50 Add
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III. The Land of Health

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Birds, Joy and Sorrow, Whale, Barman, Phone Call from John, and Tiny Wings. 8 $0.80 Add
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The Tongue is Not in Exile

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Planting Consent – Evertheless – Psalm – Inverting the Deer – Inbogganing – Shopping for Deer – Brick – The Lookout Man – Postcard – … 52 $5.20 Add
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IV. Oh Goddamn Understanding

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Blue Train, Saying Chaos like Cows, Bombardier Beetles Squirt Boiling Anal Chemicals to Make Frogs Vomit, Beard, Bucket List, Big Sad, Sonnet for International Poetry Day, Archaeology, Big, What … 24 $2.40 Add
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The Wild & Unfathomable Always (II)

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Ampersand Comic – M Rocket – Licht 2 – E Mondrian – Miro’s Sky – A on the Landscape – McCaffery Landscape – Vessel – The Quantum Word – … 15 $1.50 Add
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New & Prevously Uncollected Poems

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Combination – Anechoic – Invisible Deer – Selected Pwoermds – from “The Kama Sutra of Words” – Keen – Glass – River – This is just to … 37 $3.70 Add