Lush Dreams, Blue Exile: Fugitive Poems, 1978-1993

Description

95 pages
Contains Photos
$9.95
ISBN 0-919001-83-1
DDC C811'.54

Publisher

Year

1994

Contributor

Reviewed by Edward L. Edmonds

Edward L. Edmonds is a professor of education at the University of
Prince Edward Island.

Review

The poems in this collection, many of which have appeared in various
journals, were chosen by Clarke’s friends. Their predominant
characteristics are intensity of feeling—anger, resentment, despair,
sorrow, regret—and Swiftian irony. Offsetting such moods are two love
poems that exude a lyrical intimacy all of their own. The book is
illustrated with black-and-white photographs; the one accompanying
“Testament” is chillingly evocative. The cover photograph subtly
reinforces the title of the book.

Citation

Clarke, George Elliott., “Lush Dreams, Blue Exile: Fugitive Poems, 1978-1993,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 24, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/6455.