Our Gleaming Bones Unrobed
A first collection of poems from the winner of the Cuffer Prize for short fiction
Our Gleaming Bones Unrobed is a haunting debut, a poetry collection thematically focused on discovering the structure (the figurative bones) beneath the appearance (or skin) of a situation.
This poetry is at once memento mori — a reminder and celebration of our mortality — and a lyrical exploration of the spirituality of the mundane, the possibility for revelation found in the commonplace.
The universe’s heart is a ruined house.
Written on the door is this:
you cannot do a thing that has not already been done.
— from “On the Occasion of a Book Burning”
Grant Loveys received a 2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts & Letters award for poetry and was the winner of the Telegram’s 2011 Cuffer Prize for short fiction. His work has appeared in numerous North American and European publications. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.