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The Oysters I Bring to Banquets

Gary Geddes

Posted: August 30, 2022
Last Updated: August 30, 2022

The Oysters I Bring to Banquets is a poetry collection from B.C.-based writer Gary Geddes. (Guernica Editions)

Gary Geddes's new collection of lyrics and poem sequences ranges from whimsical poems about the building of a greenhouse to the struggle of characters in classical legends to cope with the interference of close relatives and extended family, the gods. And poems about Yukon adventures and the wonders and plight of monarch butterflies in Mexican highlands. It's also a diverse gathering of elegies for friends, literary luminaries, creatures and natural habitats in a world under siege, but also a series of hymns to art, beauty, human dignity and endurance. (From Guernica Editions)

The Oysters I Bring to Banquets is available on Sept. 1, 2022.

B.C.-based poet Gary Geddes has written and edited more than 50 books of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, criticism, translation and anthologies, including 20th-Century Poetry and Poetics. He has won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region), Lt.-Governor's Award for Literary Excellence, and the Gabriela Mistral Prize.