Barbed Lines: Prairie Poems (Canadian Poetry) (Paperback)

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Barbed Lines: Prairie Poems (Canadian Poetry) (Paperback)

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Every tavern I ever visited had one or more interesting characters. Some elusive, many friendly, these characters always fascinated me. Those appearing in this poem collection are composites based on real people; some still living. Papa Geoff combines Chaucer with the first angel in Revelation and authentic tavern patrons. Many of the events, such as Papa's recitation of "The Cremation of Sam McGee" are based on actual occurrences. The dreamer shifts in and out of an imaginary tour of the pubs that Chaucer's troupe visited on their way to Canterbury, the heavenly scene depicted in Revelation, and Alberta, Canada taverns. He encounters a character who reminds him of the Porter in Macbeth, a biblical harlot, zeke and zak, trapper, and a host of patrons all demanding a voice.
Product Details ISBN: 9798387006142
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Canadian Poetry