Sean Howard

Sean Howard is the author of three collections of poetry, Local Calls (2009), Incitements (2011) and The Photographer’s Last Picture (2016). As well as appearing in numerous literary journals, his work has been featured in The Best Canadian Poetry in English in both 2011 and 2014. Howard lives in Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, and is an adjunct professor of political science at Cape Breton University.



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Ghost Estates
Sean Howard

2018 / Canadian Poetry / $19.95
9781554471898 / Trade paper / 80 pp


Born of notes scrawled during a lunchtime lecture on ‘Orpheus in Ireland, Seamus Heaney and the Poet’s Task, and Other Matters,’ Ghost Estates dives into the shadowy shatter zone where modernity meets myth and magic. Confronted by our collective implication in a complex web of societal injustice-from global conflicts, to the Irish Troubles, to the wholesale theft of aboriginal land that now constitutes ‘Canada’-Sean Howard asks, What is the poet’s task? These poems chart his serpentine quest, following association, incident, murmur and memory backward to the underworld that lurks beneath the façade of our High Estate.



Other Books by this Author

The Photographer's Last Picture
Sean Howard

2016 / Poetry / $29.95 CAN / $29.95 US
9781554471607 / Trade paper
Incitements
Sean Howard

2011 / Poetry / $19.95 CAN / $19.95 US
9781554470969 / Trade paper

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