Living Things



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Living Things


By Matt Rader


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0-88971-223-9
978-0-88971-223-2
Nightwood Editions
5.25 x 7.5 - 88 pages
Paperback - $16.95
March 2008

The critically acclaimed second collection of poetry by the author of Miraculous Hours.

"Living Things thrives." -George Elliott Clarke, Halifax Chronicle-Herald

Written in the year after the birth of Matt Rader's first daughter, Living Things honestly introduces the contradictions of the modern world: "how what we see in daylight is less than whole / and also more so." Using words in lieu of sonar, these poems bounce off the ecology of "shabby saturated grasses" and "panther-eyed armies of salal," and locate both author and reader within a literary genealogy. Matt Rader's poetry brings subtle slowness to a chaotic, fast-paced environment. It is both celebration and documentation of this world and its relationship to all living things.