|Blues for the Grauballeman|
Blues For the Grauballeman creates a landscape of language that engages the reader not only on a visual and visceral level but on an emotional and intellectual one as well. As the poet digs for truth and sifts through layers of meaning, the poem embodies a created experience: the physical body of utterance, the archeological flesh of meaning.
poetry of Ken Cathers seeks out and discovers the numinous in the everyday…
dominated by the twin impulses to record things as they are, and to explore
the haunting and the mysterious,… it is the pull between these two
impulses, together with the shortbreathed tight-packed lines, that give
his work its characteristic tense and sudden clarity.
Ken Cathers is married with two sons and lives with his family in Ladysmith, B.C. He works at Harmac Pacific Pulp Mill in Nanaimo. He has a B.A. from University of Victoria and a M.A. from York University in Toronto. His previous books include World of Strangers (Ekstasis Editions).
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