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Under the Keel

by Michael Crummey

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The brilliant new collection from Michael Crummey, bestselling author of Galore.

Michael Crummey’s first collection in a decade has something for everyone: Love and marriage and airport grief; how not to get laid in a Newfoundland mining town; total immersion baptism; the grand machinery of decay; migrant music and invisible crowns and mortifying engagements with babysitters; the transcendent properties of home brew. Whether charting the merciless complications of childhood, or the unpredictable consolations of middle age, these are poems of magic and ruin. Under the Keel affirms Crummey’s place as one of our necessary writers.

About the Author
Michael Crummey is an internationally celebrated novelist and poet; he has published nine books of poetry and fiction. Galore won the Canadian Authors Association’s Fiction Award, the Commonwealth Prize (Canada and Caribbean Region), and was short-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award. Sweetland was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2014. His most recent poetry collection is Under the Keel (Anansi, 2013). He lives in St. John’s.
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MICHAEL CRUMMEY is an author of fiction and poetry. He has published four collections of poetry: Under the Keel, Salvage, Hard Light, and Arguments with Gravity. His novels include Sweetland, a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, a national bestseller, and a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year; Galore, winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book; and River Thieves, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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[Crummey] has a remarkable ear and a useful memory of times past that are still redolent in this changing present.

— Ottawa Citizen

These poems are striking not only for Crummey's skilful use of language and imagery, but for his ability to capture small moments that will be immediately recognizable to most readers. Tender but also at times chilling... the faces [Under the Keel] conjures are hauntingly engaging, and the sentiments it conveys echo long after the end has been reached.

— Quill and Quire

[Crummey’s poems] are the fairy tales of real life.

— Atlantic Books Today

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