Here Away by Tom Dilworth


Here Away by Tom Dilworth


Three modernist mid-length poems made of juxtaposed small fragments of omniscience (limited and not), dialogue, and interior monologue (with some defamiliarizing academic and nautical language) convey temporal near simultaneity and interpenetration with (in one half of one of them) metaphysical implications. If you have ever attended a gathering akin to an academic conference you will find yourself immersed in familiar linguistic territory.

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Praise for Here Away:

“Finally, a party you can attend without having to go to it. Here Away gives you the prismatic eye of a fly on the wall. A fly who rides a boom through the room, picking up every exchange, every bon mot and not so bon mot, every unvoiced if-you-can’t-say-something-nice, every lexical frisson, every Jubjub and futtock. While we’re busy trying to find the words, language delivers more than we dreamed.” —Susan Holbrook, author of Joy is So Exhausting


“Each poem follows a similar style of short, choppy quotes and riffs interspersed with ironic observations. Many of the entries are structured as too-good-to-be-true clips from conversations, the best jokes from a conversation kind of thing.” —Gregory Betts for Journal of Canadian Poetry

Tom Dilworth is a professor in the English Department at the University of Windsor; a Killam Fellow; and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has published widely on Modern literature and Romantic poetry. His books include David Jones in the Great War (2013), Reading David Jones (2008), The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson (co-edited, 2009), and The Shape of Meaning in the Poetry of David Jones (1988), which won the British Council Prize in the Humanities. He is writing David Jones’s biography, scheduled for publication in 2016. His recent poetry has appeared in The Common Sky, Detours, Notre Dame Review, Rampike, Salmagundi, Ontario Review, Poetry (Chicago), and Windsor Review.

Limited edition.
64 pages. 5.5×8.5 inches
Condition: New
ISBN 9781771660785

Additional information

Weight .2 kg
Dimensions 6 × 9 × .2 in