The Peaceable Kingdom
6 X 9 inches, 80 pages
Penumbra Press Poetry Series, No. 61
THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM IS George Whipple's ninth book of poetry and book NO. 61 in the Penumbra Press Poetry Series. The poems explore the notion of Canada as a peaceable kingdom through our mythology, culture and environment in four sections. The book begins with a nostalgic view of Canada but expands into a more politicized view of a country doubly seduced by the seemingly divergent pull of nature on the one hand, and modernity on the other.
"A poet who has found the sublime balance between powerful emotion and intellectual tranquility..." — Canadian Literature
"His work is inerrant, awaking a reader to see and feel truth." — Margaret Avison
"A poet of inventiveness and remarkable experiments." — Northrop Frye
"Quirky poems of a startling originality." — John B. Lee
"His verse is a revelation, very impressive." — David Staines
Editor Journal of Canadian Poetry
"Critic and creator both, I sweat the fat from my poems by constant revision until they can dance in patterns more precise than speech, more true than reason." — George Whipple
George Whipple was born in Saint John, NB, grew up in Toronto, and now lives and writes in Burnaby, BC. A member of the League of Canadian Poets, he has been profiled in Canadian Author, Poet's Market and is listed in Contemporary Authors, and the Literary Guide to Toronto.