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In the Vision of Birds

Long before the current rise of eco-poetry, Steve Luxton was writing powerful and exquisitely crafted poems about and set in nature. An avid fisherman, canoeist and hiker, he has explored and recorded in memorable detail the region around his home in Quebec. This important collection brings together for the first time Luxton’s best nature poems written over the last 35 years and includes new and previously unpublished work. Influenced by well-known fellow poets and Eastern Townshippers, F. R. Scott, Louis Dudek, Ralph Gustafson, and D.G. Jones, Luxton has developed a mature and authoritative voice uniquely his own. Rich in language and metaphor, these poems dazzle at times with their depth and dissolve the barrier between Man and Nature. With a true and finely honed poetic gift, Luxton vividly portrays the natural world’s green particulars-what the Zen Buddhists term “The Ten Thousand Things.” Unsentimentally Post pastoral and also post Romantic, Luxton employs his eyes, ears, heart, and mind, with non-appropriating eloquence.


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Author Biography

Born in Coventry, England, Steve Luxton lives in Hatley in the rural eastern Townships of Quebec. He has taught at John Abbott College and Concordia University in the Montreal. An original editor of both Matrix and The Moosehead Review, his first complete book of poems the hills that pass by was published in 1987, Iridium in 1993, Luna Moth and Other Poems in 2004, and The Dying Meteorologist in 2019.


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In the Vision of Birds, Steve Luxton, 120 pp., 5 x 8, Poetry, June 2012

ISBN: 978-1-897190-83-8 (paper)...$16.95

ISBN: 978-1-897190-84-5 (Bound)* ... $31.95

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