Casting Shadows

by Troy Harkin | :: Jump to Buy Links ::

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I.
Bob’s Dog Bob
Casino Chair
Bad Spatula
Home Sheep
Fergus Templar & the Holy Neckbag
Hand j ob J ane
I Dream of Jazz
The Dudary
0-03-076980-9
Scalpers, Yonge + Carlton

II.
How to Prepare Poetry
Dead Language Interface
Never Eat the Heart of a Poet
Procrastination Blues
Whales
Long Hand

III.
Driving to Montreal
Haunter in the House of Love
I Will Become a Monster Truck
Love Letter to Vixen
Love Letter to Vixen II
Resurrector
Peaks and Valleys
Face Fuse
For Laura R.
Death of a Day

IV.
Monsanto, a Canticle
River
Listening to You
Spring
Saved
Cherubs
The Ocean
Song of the Chalice
Untitled

V.
Human Economy
Winter, Almost, Ever
Some Things Best Buried
Stairwell Encounters 1 & 2
Blood Work (or Pre-Christmas Waiting Room Poem #39)
Storm in the City (for Peter Mayhew)
Little Thoughts o’ Death
More Little Thoughts o’ Death
Not Dead
End Times

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Casting Shadows collects for the first time the twisted poetry of Troy Harkin, wherein you will find yourself among scalpers, neck bags, and nocturnal sheep that hate you. Clive Thompson (Smarter Than You Think) once described Harkin’s verse as “Carnival of Mayhem” poetry. That works. In fact, Troy Harkin suffers under the influences of Richard Brautigan, Nick Cave, and the koans of later day Dudeism. Language is both his Lego blocks of lust and monster truck of love. He’s versatile that way.

Trade Paperback ISBN: 9781771484824
eBook ISBN: 9781771484831


Praise for Troy Harkin

“Troy’s poetry bends and slides and hassles and reaches, usually coming back with a fistful of wonder and experience. It gets into the canals of our national consciousness and paints vivid wordpictures of where we live and how, and who we are. A great beginning for a strong new voice.”
—Dave Bidini, author of Midnight Light and On a Cold Road


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