Don Domanski Selected Poems, 1975-2021
worms turn the earth
on its axis.’
This beautiful new book is a celebration of the work of one of Canada’s finest poets, Don Domanski. It distills his forty-five-year career into 108 poems gathered from his nine published collections, most of which are now out-of-print:
The Cape Breton Book of the Dead (1975)
War in an Empty House (1982)
Stations of the Left Hand (1994)
Parish of the Physic Moon (1998)
All Our Wonder Unavenged (2007)
Bite Down Little Whisper (2013)
The book also gathers the poet’s later writing published through Corbel Stone Press, beginning with his 2014 pamphlet Field Notes, followed by those poems featured in our journal Reliquiae. The collection is completed by his previously unpublished ‘A Prayer of Thanks’, written for the Summer Solstice of 2017, and his seminal essay, Poetry and the Sacred.
Not simply essential for previous admirers of his work, this collection is a much-needed antidote to the anthropocentrism that prevails in contemporary Western culture. It is surely requisite reading for anyone sensitive to our current global environmental crisis, and to the needs of the other-than-human world.
‘because of his recognition of a multi-layered reality, chthonic and metaphysical together, he was a rare poet capable of changing lives. No one else wrote like him.’
Corbel Stone Press have spared no expense to publish this Special Edition of Domanski's work. Hand-bound by Ludlow Bookbinders in an edition of just nine copies, it features unique artwork debossed in copper foil on fine bookcloth, and specially commissioned artist-made marbled endpapers in gold, copper and claret on a ground of deep blue. Moreover, this Special Edition book is our first Corbel Stone Press publication to feature an artisan-made slipcase, ensuring that the book is well protected for years to come.
* All profits go to the Estate of Don Domanski *
› Section-sewn 344-page hardcover
› Copper foil cover artwork
› Tiber blue cover cloth
› Midnight blue ribbon
› Handmade marbled endpapers
› Hand numbered
› Matching slipcase with copper foil artwork
› Two deluxe art poem cards
› Unique poem card
Produced in 9 Exemplars
£175 + p&p.
Ships in early May.