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Praise for Rhodes's previous work

Praise for Shane Rhodes's previous work:

Shane Rhodes is a national treasure
─ Leah Rae, Geist

Rhodes's facility with language injects resonance directly into the veins to shock and then soothe: the storm and the calm.
─ Jacqueline Turner, The Georgia Straight

The Bindery is Rhodes’ third book and builds on the considerable accomplishments of his earlier works … Part travelogue, part genealogy, part guide to Latin-American commerce, part cabinet of wonder … Rhodes explores the resonances and dissonances of cultural, physical, and emotional rhyme. This is a book worth taking along on any trip.
─ Adam Dickinson, Canadian Literature

Rhodes’s third collection, The Bindery, encompasses a distinct blend of lyrical, narrative and quasi-experimental styles, taking us through Latin America and Mexico, to India, Argentina and even through the Canadian Rockies. Emotionally, Rhodes takes us much farther … The Bindery is a gorgeous collection of poetry with a clear disregard for form; these poems are as distinct as the cultures and places from which they draw their inspiration.
─ Thomas Trofimuk, Alberta Views