On High

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  • Author(s): Surkan, Neil
  • Series:
    The Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series
  • Publication Information:
    Montreal : MQUP. 2018
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    • Abstract:
      All songs have skin, / all skin has holes. On High, Neil Surkan's debut collection of poetry, searches for spirits in myriad places. Wondering how, why, and when to act with a conscience, speakers try out steep hikes, strong drugs, and earnest meditations as they attempt to make meaning in a divided and distracting world. Careful and tense, On High balances on all kinds of tightrope-like lines: a trout fisher revels after riding a moose, a buzzed lover speculates about human connection, new condo owners toast from balcony to balcony, a young woman kicks a hornet's nest into her hometown library's erotica/poetry/religion section. Reaching for the sprigs of our shared humanity, Surkan's poems offer courage and compassion in violent times. As the speaker in'The Branch Breaker'muses,'sarcasm won't dissolve our enemies.'On High is a book for the contemporary moment.
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      9780773554993. 9780773555457. 9780773555464.
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    • ABNT:
      SURKAN, N. On High. Montreal: MQUP, 2018. ISBN 9780773554993. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1904447. Acesso em: 14 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Surkan N. On High. Montreal: MQUP; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1904447. Accessed July 14, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Surkan N. On High. MQUP; 2018. Accessed July 14, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1904447
    • APA:
      Surkan, N. (2018). On High. MQUP.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Surkan, Neil. 2018. On High. The Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series. Montreal: MQUP. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1904447.
    • Harvard:
      Surkan, N. (2018) On High. Montreal: MQUP (The Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1904447 (Accessed: 14 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Surkan, N 2018, On High, The Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series, MQUP, Montreal, viewed 14 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Surkan, Neil. On High. MQUP, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1904447.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Surkan, Neil. On High. The Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series. Montreal: MQUP, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1904447.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Surkan N. On High [Internet]. Montreal: MQUP; 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 14]. (The Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1904447