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Apostrophes VIII

Nothing Is But You and I

E. D. Blodgett

Poetry, Canadian Studies

Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9781772124514
Pages: 80 Size: 5.25x9

The late sun falls slowly into the afternoon of your eyes, and there
it pauses as one might pause to take a breath,
— from "Lost"

Nothing Is But You and I, the breathtaking new volume in the Apostrophes series, reveals poet E. D. Blodgett at his most accomplished. A masterful lyrical grace meets exquisite technique as Blodgett fathoms intimacy, knowledge, and being. The poems allow us to listen to one side of an intimate conversation between I and Thou; yet despite this inward focus, the speaker looks up and out at a larger world, inviting us into contemplations of loss, time, memory, and the ineffable other. These majestic poems reward deep reading and deliberation. Reflecting the heights of one of the most distinguished poetry careers in Canada, this volume is a must-have for anyone who loves or studies Canadian literature or poetry.

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E. D. Blodgett has published numerous books of poetry as well as literary history and translations. He is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta. His books have won the Governor General’s Award twice, for poetry and translation. Blodgett lives in South Surrey, British Columbia.