Sean Howard

Sean Howard is the author of four books of poetry, Local Calls (2009), Incitements (2011), The Photographer’s Last Picture (2016) and Ghost Estates (2018). 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.

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Other Books by this Author

Trinity: Tribute Sequences, for Robert Graves
Sean Howard

2022 / Canadian Poetry / $23.95 CAN
9781554472420 / Trade paper / 128 pp
Unrecovered: 9/11 Poems, Then As Now
Sean Howard

2021 / Canadian Poetry / $21.95 CAN
9781554472284 / Trade paper / 112 pp
So Many Boys All Doing Right
Sean Howard

2017 / Poetry / $75.00 CAN
Fine / 40 pp
The Photographer’s Last Picture
Sean Howard

2016 / Poetry / $29.95 CAN
9781554471607 / Trade paper / 368 pp
Sean Howard

2011 / Poetry / $19.95 CAN
9781554470969 / Trade paper / 96 pp

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