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Praise for Howe's previous work

Praise for Howe's previous work:

In his first collection of poetry, Household Hints for the End of Time, Regina poet Ken Howe explores a wide range of subjects — from the inherent meaning of a refrigerator to the resonances and implications of love and music … Howe's poetry sparkles. These playfully descriptive vignettes about "ordinary" subjects are reminiscent of the weird imaginings of Douglas Adams and the tongue-in-cheek language of Gertrude Stein … the overall playfulness and sophisticated sense of rhythm, timing, and phrasing make the collection a strong first showing.
—Heather Fitzgerald, Quill and Quire

Over and over in this manuscript, the ordinary (snow and Stanfield's [underwear]) is alchemized into poetry.
—Sue Goyette