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Apostrophes VIII

Nothing Is But You and I

The late sun falls slowly into the afternoon of your eyes, and there

it pauses as one might pause to take a breath —from "Lost"

Nothing Is But You and I, the breathtaking final volume in the Apostrophes series, reveals poet E.D. Blodgett at his most accomplished. Lyrical grace meets exquisite technique as Blodgett fathoms intimacy, knowledge, and being. The poems allow us to listen to one side of an intimate conversation; yet despite this inward focus, the speaker looks up and out at a larger world, inviting us into contemplations of loss, time, memory, and the ineffable other.

About the Author

E.D. Blodgett (1935–2018) published numerous books of poetry as well as literary history and translations. He was Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta. His books won the Governor General's Award twice, for poetry and translation. From 2007 to 2009 he was Edmonton's Poet Laureate.

Reviews

# 6 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, March 04, 2019

# 2 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, March 10, 2019

"E.D. Blodgett's final book Nothing Is But You and I completes his life long poem Apostrophes with a rumination on life, fragility, and time....[T]he poems formally reflect on time and duration, death and whatever comes next as our human matter unravels." [Full review at https://canlit.ca/article/something-attentive/]—Ryan Fitzpatrick

Endorsements

"Blodgett was perhaps the greatest living master of prosody in Canadian poetry, and this lifetime of craft is evident in every poem. Apostrophes VIII is exceptional—the culmination of one of the most distinguished poetry careers in Canada in the past fifty years."—James Gifford, Professor of English, Fairleigh Dickinson University–Vancouver Campus

"These are accomplished, weighty poems that demand full immersion on the part of the reader. They are dense and metaphysical with their own signature rhythm which often feels like waves crashing onto a shore, or a pebble thrown into water, and the rings from its weight moving outward into wider circles."—Jeanette Lynes, Professor of English, University of Saskatchewan
University of Alberta Press
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Songs for Dead Children

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as if

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