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Review Excerpt: Grid by Brenda Schmidt - Winnipeg Free Press

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

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Brenda Schmidt turns a colder eye to the landscape than most other Canadian poets. Schmidt’s best poems have this sense of things “just slipping” out, even as they show clear evidence of careful craft. She doesn’t over-describe but makes each word count while building then releasing striking images: “The birch in the backyard / snapped last night in a storm / the top ten feet now borne / by the willow like a coffin.” – Winnipeg Free Press – Jonathan Ball


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