Worthy of His Fall

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Governor General Award-nominated poet Richard Harrison's latest collection is a meditation on fathers, fatherhood, God and war. Powerful images of aging and death are cut with bright slivers of childhood, all set against the backdrop of the war in Iraq, and the questions war and death raise. Harrison's transparent verse and beautiful ability to capture the voices around him draw the reader into what may be his best collection yet.


Richard Harrison is the author of 5 books of poetry including Hero of the Play: 10th Anniversary Edition and Big Breath of a Wish which won the City of Calgary/W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and was a finalist for the Governor-General146;s Award for Poetry for 1999. Richard's poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. His essays as well as writings on his work have appeared in several academic publications as well as in the Globe and Mail the Manchester Guardian and the New York Times. Richard lives in Calgary with his wife Lisa and their children, Emma and Keeghan, and he teaches English and Creative Writing at Mount Royal College.