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Praise for Ink on Paper

Ink on Paper, Cran's second book of poetry kicks the crap out of any second book suspicion. It is a tiny book that reads like a massive tome. It is chocked full of wisdom and gravitas and instructions for civilized living.
—Michael Dennis, Michael Dennis Blog

Cran is a master at getting us to see the transformative. These writings are the chronicles of a mind steeped in social awareness, probing the possibilities of true connection with the world, improvement of the human lot, and redemption of the soul through love and family... Ink on Paper is a reassurance that there is a formidable thinker in our midst who has the courage and literary tools to help others comprehend.
—Dennis E. Bolen, Vancouver Sun

These are poems designed to communicate, without pretense or highfalutin obscurity: civic poems. Moving and provocative, they work so well when read aloud.
—Kevin McNeilly, Frank Styles Blog

Ink on Paper by Brad Cran, poet laureate for Vancouver,...presents poetry with a strong message about social issues.
—John Taylor, Midwest Book Review

Cran has found a public voice that emerges from plain speech and stays rigorously clear of the declamatory, the polemical, the sentimental; the result is always compelling and at times harrowing.
—Stephen Osborne, Geist