Bavarian Shrine and Other Poems
The poems in this collection, representing work from the decade 1980-1990, range from evocations of common objects, a sea shell or a twisted nail, to explorations of an inner world of memory and imagination. Throughout the collection, there is a tension between things in their unique coherence and the imagination compelled to assimilate them: our seeing is never pure, is never seeing and only seeing.
ERIC ORMSBY is Director of Libraries at McGill University. His poems have appeared in magazines since the early 1980s in Canada, England, and the United States.