|The Seven Wonders of the Leg|
poems beguile with music, perspicacity and art.”
“Your work is marvelous
and deserves more attention.”
“Let others bark. I sing.”
George Whipple has been called ‘a poet’s poet’ and his most recent volume, The Seven Wonders of the Leg, reveals the truth of this statement. Now in his eighties, Whipple casts an observant eye on life, love, memory and mortality in poems that startle with both lyricism and wry economy. Divided into seven sections, this thirteenth published book of poems from Vancouver’s George Whipple, celebrates the poet’s devotion to craft while mining the human dimensions of being for spiritual essence. Touching, humourous and, at times, exalted, The Seven Wonders of the Leg places George Whipple in the pantheon of Canada’s most revered poets.
George Whipple was born in
Saint John, NB, grew up in Toronto, and since 1985 has lived in Burnaby,
BC, writing, sketching and translating French poetry. He is a member of
the League of Canadian Poets; is listed in Contemporary Authors and the
Literary Guide to Toronto; was profiled in Canadian Author, and Writer’s
Market, (USA), and extensively interviewed for The Antigonish Review.
His poetry, sketches and miscellaneous papers are archived in the Thomas
Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. This is his 13th book.
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