Agapé: Heaven & Earth

By Bob MacKenzie

Poetry | Paperback


Agapé: Heaven & Earth celebrates Bob MacKenzie’s 50 year career writing and publishing poetry in Canada, featuring 148 selected poems from 1965 to the present. Jeanette Lynes, Author of Archive of the Undressed, writes: “These poems navigate contrary states: experience and innocence; loss and ecstasy; restraint and lyric outpouring. MacKenzie’s ominous 'wrong dark ravine/...wrong dark wind' is set against the buoyant romantic: 'I shall Errol Flynn my way into your heart.' The reader of Bob MacKenzie’s poems will discover a striking range of poetic form and human experience. MacKenzie writes in “Beyond Convergence: The Whistle Dying,” of “Gods we dream no more.” Don’t let the air of resignation fool you – there is ample resonant dreaming in MacKenzie’s poetry.”



Bob MacKenzie’s poetry has appeared in hundreds of publications across North America and as far away as Australia and India, including Salt, The Dalhousie Review, The University of Windsor Review, The Tower, Ball State University Forum and many more. *** Bob has published fourteen books of poetry and prose-fiction and his work has been featured in numerous anthologies. His poems have been reproduced by visual artists and sculptors and a public art gallery has devoted an entire visual arts exhibition to his poetry. He is possibly the only poet to have versions of his poetry owned by the Canada Council's National Art Bank. *** Bob has received a number of awards for his writing, including “On Edge” winner of the poetry category in the international Sharp Writ Book Awards for 2012 and of a bronze medal in the 2013 international Readers Favorite Book Awards, novels “Ghost Shadow: Unfinished Sins” and “Another Eternity” winners in their respective categories of bronze medals in the 2012 international Readers Favorite Book Awards, and an Ontario Arts Council grant for literature. *** On his own throughout his career and for eighteen years with the performance ensemble Poem de Terre, Bob has performed much of his poetry live with original music and has released seven albums with Poem de Terre. Throughout his career, Bob has also presented performances by other artists, beginning in the summer of 1966 with two major readings at the Allied Arts Centre in Calgary that featured a young George Bowering, later to be the first Poet Laureate of Canada, along with other Calgary poets, musicians, visual artists, and sculptors.


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Bob MacKenzie’s poetry has appeared in hundreds of publications across North America and as far away as Australia and India, including Salt, The Dalhousie Review, The University of Windsor Review, The Tower, Ball State University Forum and many more. *** Bob has published fourteen books of poetry and prose-fiction and his work has been featured in numerous anthologies. His poems have been reprod...


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