Cover

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Title page, Copyright

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pp. i-ii

Table of Contents

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pp. iii-iv

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Foreword

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p. v

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, poetry in Canada—writing and publishing it, reading and thinking about it—finds itself in a strangely conflicted place.We have many strong poets continuing to produce exciting new work, and there is still a small audience...

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Biographical Note

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p. vi

Tim Lilburn was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, on June 27, 1950. He was trained as a Jesuit and spent many years teaching philosophy and creative writing at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and...

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Introduction

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pp. vii-xiv

Tim Lilburn’s poetry should come with two instructions to the reader: have courage, and relax. Have courage because the poetry, on first glance, can appear daunting; relax because, well, it’s beautiful words on a page. So you don’t know all about these...

Names Of God

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pp. 1-2

Theophany And Argument

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pp. 3-4

Pumpkins

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pp. 5-6

Fervourino To A Barn Of Milking Doe Goats Early Easter Morning

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pp. 7-8

Call To Worship In A Mass For The Life Of The World

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pp. 9-10

Elohim Mocks His Images For The Life Of The World

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pp. 11-12

I Bow To It

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p. 13

Spirit Of Agriculture, 1986

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pp. 14-17

In The Hills, Watching

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p. 18

Contemplation Is Mourning

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p. 19

How To Be Here?

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pp. 20-22

Restoration

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p. 23

Pitch

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p. 24

There Is No Presence

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pp. 25-28

A Book Of Exhaustion

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pp. 29-31

Kill-Site

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pp. 32-38

There

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pp. 39-40

Afterword: Walking Out of Silence

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pp. 41-48

Acknowledgements

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pp. 49-50