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Praise for Tim Bowling's writing

"There is a resolve, a high moral purpose to everything Bowling is doing here, coupled with a compelling melancholy and an astounding level of artistry. With his grasp of the human condition and his lyric gifts, he has the tools to become not just a good poet, but a great one."
-Arc

"This is a poet whose learning is a pleasure to be part of."
-Malahat Review

"It’s a pleasure to read a book of poems that does even a few things well. But it’s a deeper pleasure to read one that does many things well. Tim Bowling’s second collection, Dying Scarlet, belongs to the latter category."
-The Fiddlehead

"Buoyantly optimistic and rich in imagery, these poems movingly depict rare moments of beauty in an otherwise harsh existence. Especially astonishing is the maturity of Bowling's vision, the breadth of his reading, and the ability to combine the abstract with the pragmatic in poems that shimmer like the scales of salmon he describes, particularly when he is writing about death. It's bloody and it's wonderful."
-Event

"His universe, suffused with the flux of water, is wondrous."
-Zoe Landale, UBC Chronicle