John Terpstra

John Terpstra is the author of many books of poetry, most recently Brilliant Falls (2013). He is also the author of three prose projects: Falling Into Place; The Boys, or, Waiting for the Electricians Daughter (shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Prize); and Skin Boat. Terpstra lives in Hamilton, Ontario.


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Disarmament
John Terpstra

2003 / Poetry / $18.95
9781894031738 / Trade paper / 104 pp


John Terpstra's Disarmament is a new collection of poems from one of Canada's great literary craftsmen. Ranging over difficult terrain, from Port-au-Prince to the Iroquois Bar, Terpstra is always able--through keen observation and playful, thoughtful use of language -- to locate the moral centre. Terpstra's poems open and close distances -- between the present and the past, parent and child, one country and another, the old world and the new, teacher and student, presence and absence, the human and the divine.

Review:
John Terpstras meditations have the soundness and snug fit of consummate carpentry... with the toughness of maple, the compassion of cedar. Don McKay

John Terpstras Disarmament is a marvellous and moving collection of poem cycles assembled from a decade of work...his dominant speaking voice is a fully developed and historicized personality, one who has been to places, actual places, has thought about them and likes to share what he thinks. Jeffery Donaldson, Books in Canada

Other Books by this Author

The House with the Parapet Wall
John Terpstra

2014 / Memoirs / $24.95 CAN / $24.95 US
9781554471393 / Trade paper
Brilliant Falls
John Terpstra

2013 / Poetry / $17.95 CAN / $17.95 US
9781554471232 / Trade paper
Falling Into Place
John Terpstra

2011 / Nature / $24.95 CAN / $24.95 US
9781554471102 / Trade paper
Skin Boat: Acts of faith and other navigations
John Terpstra

2009 / Memoir / $25.95 CAN / $25.95 US
9781554470792 / Trade paper
Two or Three Guitars: Selected Poems
John Terpstra

2006 / Poetry / $49.95 CAN / $49.95 US
9781554470273 / Fine
Two or Three Guitars: Selected Poems
John Terpstra

2006 / Poetry / $19.95 CAN / $19.95 US
9781554470266 / Trade paper
Brendan Luck
John Terpstra

2005 / Poetry / $4.95 CAN / $4.95 US
9781554470136 / Pamphlet
The Boys, or, Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter
John Terpstra

2005 / Biography / Memoirs / $25.95 CAN / $25.95 US
9781554470112 / Trade paper
Falling Into Place
John Terpstra

2002 / Nature / $25.95 CAN / $25.95 US
9781894031608 / Trade paper
Restoration
John Terpstra

2000 / Poetry / $2.95 CAN / $2.95 US
9781894031325 / Pamphlet

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