Regeneration Machine

Regeneration Machine

Joe Denham
$18.95


Twenty years ago Nevin Sample walked into a small bank in Deep Cove, robbed a teller at gunpoint and fled into the forest of Cates Park. After a lengthy pursuit, he hid behind a stump at the edge of a small clearing. The police called to him. He raised the gun to his head and pulled the trigger.


Nevin had a magnetism, an understated complexity: there were those who loved him, resented him, found him gregarious. To Joe Denham, he was an old, close friend. Regeneration Machine is a 100-stanza, 9,000-word letter-in-verse to Nevin's ghost--a requiem, elegy, lament; a sort of flailing attempt to make sense of the nonsensically violent way that a non-violent, caring, intelligent young man chose to end his life.


Prize(s): Winner Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry (2016), Short-listed Governor General's Award for Poetry (2016) 


Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889713178
Paperback / softback
5.5 in x 8.0 in - 80 pp
Publication Date: 20151031
BISAC Subject(s):: POE011000-POETRY / Canadian / General 
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Description


Twenty years ago Nevin Sample walked into a small bank in Deep Cove, robbed a teller at gunpoint and fled into the forest of Cates Park. After a lengthy pursuit, he hid behind a stump at the edge of a small clearing. The police called to him. He raised the gun to his head and pulled the trigger.


Nevin had a magnetism, an understated complexity: there were those who loved him, resented him, found him gregarious. To Joe Denham, he was an old, close friend. Regeneration Machine is a 100-stanza, 9,000-word letter-in-verse to Nevin's ghost--a requiem, elegy, lament; a sort of flailing attempt to make sense of the nonsensically violent way that a non-violent, caring, intelligent young man chose to end his life.


Prize(s): Winner Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry (2016), Short-listed Governor General's Award for Poetry (2016) 

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Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889713178
Paperback / softback
5.5 in x 8.0 in - 80 pp
Publication Date: 20151031
BISAC Subject(s):: POE011000-POETRY / Canadian / General 
: