Execution poems

Clarke, George Elliott and Steeves, Andrew. Execution poems. Second edition. Wolfville NS: Gaspereau Press, 2009.

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Abstract (English)

"Execution Poems is a suite of poems about Clarke’s cousins, George and Rufus Hamilton, who were hanged in July 1949 for the murder of a Fredericton, New Brunswick, taxi driver. In this startling work, Clarke reminds us of racism and poverty and of their brutal, tragic results, blurring the line between the perpetrator and the victim—a line we’d prefer to be simple and clear. As all true poetry should, Clarke’s embodies both damnation and redemption, offering convoluted triumphs alongside tragedy." -- publisher's website.

Types: Poetry
All Contributors: Clarke, George Elliott (Author); Steeves, Andrew (Author)
Dossier: 410 - CLARKE, GEORGE ELLIOTT
Collation: 48 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781554470815
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Wolfville NS: Gaspereau Press
Artists: Clarke, George Elliott
Keywords: POETRY; RACISM; DEATH; NOVA SCOTIA
Copyright Statement: George Elliott Clarke; Wesley Bates
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 20:41
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2021 20:41
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/32430
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