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George Murray proves once again he is one of his generation's most accomplished poets with The Rush to Here. Diverging from the excess and declamation of his highly praised previous collection, The Hunter, Murray breaks new poetic ground in poems that are dangerous, sharp and glistening in both language and style. Combining what the poet calls 'thought-rhyme' with the structured sonnet form, Murray's philosophical curiosity and hard nosed intelligence emerge to create an off-kilter eye that somehow manages to be dead on target. As though looking out a window by which the entire world is passing, The Rush to Here darts through the absurdity of daily life to organise the mess and contradictions of modern society. Relentlessly honest, elegant in form and language, The Rush to Here is an intimidating, eerie, but ultimately hopeful collection that sets George Murray apart as a voice for our time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780889712294
ISBN-10: 0889712298
Format: Paperback
(140mm x 215mm x 8mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Nightwood Editions
Publisher: Nightwood Editions
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - George Murray

George Murray's poems, fiction and criticism have appeared in many publications in Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, and Europe. Murray won the 2003 New York Festivals Radio and Television Gold Medal for Best Writing and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is the editor and publisher of the popular literary website and a contributing editor for several literary magazines. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.

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