Circus by Michael Harris
Finalist for The A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry in 2010
Stocked with colourful personalities who earn their living under the Big Top—from clowns to acrobats, tightrope walkers to lion tamers—Circus recreates the drama and mystique of the centre ring with enough peek-behind-the-curtain moments to ground this secret society in the nitty-gritty of marriage, parenthood, old age, and death. And, like a high-wire act in itself, Harris’s poems put on a show to be marveled over: carefully choreographed, death-defying, full tumble and daring.
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