Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Featured Poetry: The Serenity of Stone by Michael Fraser

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BookLand Press, 2008

The poems in The Serenity of Stone emerge from places as disparate as Fraser's childhood in Grenada, adolescence in Edmonton, and teenage years and adulthood in Toronto. They span the themes of diasporadic life, themes ranging from landscape and family history, romance and love, crime and racism to kindness and abuse, squalor and education. Stylistically the poems fall into many camps. The work is rooted in many traditions, from hip hop to the English canon. Fraser skillfully combines a hip street element with the attention to high standards of detail and style.

From the catalogue. Read more about The Serenity of Stone at the BookLand Press website.