[Coming to Jakarta] extends the scope of poetry, reclaiming some of the ground lost since Dryden, lost even since Pound… A true invention… It should be of interest to all who read poetry.

—Thom Gunn

Available September 1, 1992

Listening To The Candle

Poetry by Peter Scott

A sequel to Peter Dale Scott’s critically acclaimed long political poem Coming to Jakarta, Listening to the Candle is a booklength reflection on the poet’s life. Listening follows Jakarta as the second step in a projected trilogy: self-knowledge is more at issue than self-alienation; art perhaps overshadows politics; Rilke is more the poem’s guide than Pound. Like Jakarta, Listening to the Candle proves to be “almost hypnotically readable… [with] a seemingly digressive development that suddenly pulls tight as a net around the reader and the subject” (Alan Williamson, AGNI).

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Paperback (published September 1, 1992)

ISBN
9780811212144
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13.95

Peter Scott

Contemporary Canadian poet, journalist and diplomat

[Coming to Jakarta] extends the scope of poetry, reclaiming some of the ground lost since Dryden, lost even since Pound… A true invention… It should be of interest to all who read poetry.

—Thom Gunn