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Testament is the summation of Dennis Lee's decade-long exploration of the dilemma of contemporary existence. Incorporating and rethinking the work published in Un and Yesno, and featuring many completely new poems, this startling collection reminds us anew of the catastrophic reality we have made of our planet, while simultaneously insisting on a particular kind of hope for our future. Testament continues, too, Lee's radical and inventive use of langue, shaping the familiar into the shockingly new. It is a landmark achievement, and a fitting end to one of the most ambitious projects in Canadian poetry.
About the Author
Dennis Lee has written twenty-two books, including the companions to this volume, Un (Anansi, 2003) and Yesno (Anansi, 2007). His Civil Elegies won the Governor General's Literary Award, and his children's poetry is read around the world. He is also a noted essayist, song lyricist, and editor, and was the co-founder of Anansi in 1967. He lives in Toronto.
" [a] stellar achievement."Winnipeg Free Press
"Testament spectacularly channels the inconceivable [a] great work." Telegraph Journal