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By Adam Dickinson

Shortlisted for the 2003 Henry Kreisel Award for top First booklet (Writers Guild of Alberta Award)

In Cartography and strolling, Adam Dickinson charts his personal listening -- an acute listening of eye and ear, a listening with either physique and brain. "Cartography" is greater than a metaphor for him, it is a approach of being. it's how we live on this planet, and the way intimacy enriches such living. but "cartography" is the presiding metaphor, the constitution of this e-book; in giving it any such position, Dickinson reminds the reader of that very human impulse to plan, to visualize. each one poem is itself a type of mapping, via language and sound, via minute commentary, until eventually land, love, and daily life are given new embodiment, are newly stumbled on, and a reader reveals new nations in surprisingly wide-spread settings.

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