The Role of Lightning in Evolution
In David Clink's long-awaited fourth collection of speculative genre poetry, a poet-master craftsman paints articulate and detailed portraits of his life and experiences with tremendous skill and accomplishment. There is heart here, a love of family (no matter how strange that family may be), ghosts, a seance, shape shifters, a dragon made of words, an insect caught between dimensions, and a road that can feel your every footfall.
- Paperback | 120 pages
- 127 x 185 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
- 15 Nov 2016
- Chizine Publications
- Toronto, Canada
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The Role of Lightning in Evolution is the 5th book of poetry from Aurora Award winner David Clink, and his first book-length collection of speculative poetry since 2010's Monster. This is speculative poetry at its best. Found in these pages are award winners and finalists: A sea monster tells his story; The Perfect Library; A City of Buried Rivers; The Machine. Poems go beyond monsters and time travel and post apocalyptic visions. There is heart here, a love of family (no matter how strange that family may be), ghosts, a seance, shape shifters, a dragon made of words, an insect caught between dimensions and a road that can feel your every footfall. Every poems is a journey beyond, a slice of another reality that let's us see our own existence in a different way.
Praise for David Clink "[The Role of Lightning in Evolution] is a rich and powerful collection from one of the powerhouses of the field. I expect to see it mentioned come Elgin Award nomination time."
About David Livingstone Clink
David Clink: David's poetry has appeared in over 50 journals and 20 anthologies.He has two collections published by Tightrope Books: Eating Fruit Out of Season (2008) and Monster (2010). He edited an anthology of environmental poetry called: A Verdant Green (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2010). His third collection, Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu, was published by The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box in 2012. In 2014 Piquant Press launched David's speculative poetry chapbook: If the World were to Stop Spinning.