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Gimp Crow by Ken Kowal
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Gimp Crow


$17.00

A quirky little set of rhymes about a crow with a bad leg blossoms into a free-flying grace of words as the clumsy bird tears free from his boring life in the prairies in search of a bigger destiny. Along the way, Gimp Crow collects a magpie from Alberta and a raven from the West Coast, and learns about love and loss.


A quirky little set of rhymes about a crow with a bad leg blossoms into a free-flying grace of words as the clumsy bird tears free from his boring life in the prairies in search of a bigger destiny. Along the way, Gimp Crow collects a magpie from Alberta and a raven from the West Coast, and learns about love and loss.

This collection takes Turnstone Press back to its original poetry roots, evoking prairie simplicity of language and an unpretentious approach to the age-old themes of self-discovery and yearning for a different life.

Gimp Crow speaks to the reader and establishes his feisty nature. He is simultaneously anthropomorphized into a discontented man, but still a wild crow at one­—or at odds—with the hard facts of life for urban wildlife. Kowal effectively illustrates the feel of a wild bird, trapped in a cityscape, exhibiting sharp observations of the exterior world, while also drawing comparisons to the captive human.

Conjuring up the dust-bowl prairie, Hank Williams songs of yearning, and a simple, but meaningful life, Kowal’s story poems bring to life a character that speaks to the heart of any prairie-dweller. Turns of phrase and constant, light-hearted word play make this collection enjoyable and accesible, even to non-poetry readers.

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Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage.

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