About the book
About the author
George Amabile has published ten books and has had his work published in over a hundred national and international venues. He has won awards in the CAA National Prize, the CBC Literary Competition, the Petra Kenney International Competition and the MAC national poetry contest, and the National Magazine Awards. His most recent publications are a long poem, Dancing, with Mirrors and Small Change, both of which won Bressani Awards. Amabile lives in Winnipeg.
from Sticks and StonesThe Museo has devoted an entire floor
to the history of weapons. Out in the light
the columned facade of a temple
sacred once to Diana is pocked
with bullet-holes from The Great War.
News Stands are still selling posters:
Benito’s fat lips and thick neck, Adolf’s
cowlick and rat’s eyes and clipped moustache,
the first white rush at Los Alamos...
And there are books, more every day, explaining
with restrained awe and subdued satisfaction,
that we’ve always had the know-how to develop
improved ways and means, more compelling reasons,
to kill: humans, animals, insects, weeds.