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The often outrageous and always wise follow-up to 2008’s Governor General’s Award–nominated Be Calm, Honey shows David W. McFadden at his most inquisitive and provocative. Here you’ll find ninety-nine poems full of surprises by a Canadian long-distance poet in his sixth decade of writing, a writer who never rests on his laurels or allows himself to become complacent. This is a book full of mystics and Golden Age movie stars, friends of McFadden and long-dead philosophers, and their tales are all told in the poet’s deceptively plainspoken voice.
David W. McFadden’s life in Canadian poetry has spanned five decades, and he’s still going strong. This selection from his career to date brings back into print many of the greatest poems from nearly two dozen books. McFadden is that rare and precious breed of artist: He is both a poet’s poet and a people’s poet.