Michael Goodfellow

Naturalism, An Annotated Bibliography

Gaspereau Press, 2022

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Goodfellow’s spare style and sensitivity to the way people, objects and places fuse together through time give these poems the surefootedness of a thing rooted in the earth.— from the publisher

[A] poetry of intense scrutiny at the natural world & at the smallest pieces and tools with which we make & navigate our temporary, mortal spaces in that world. The method is most often fragment yearning toward sentence-hood, the effect is a palpable imperative toward a completeness that never quite erases the brokenness (“a bruise gone dark”) we all carry variously inside us.— Carl Phillips/Instagram

[Poems] that almost always return to frost and soil.— Literary Review of Canada

[A] descriptive layering of landscape across the connective tissue of his self-described small waterfront acre, rippling slowly out from that central, singular focal point of roots, observation and interaction.— Rob McLennan

Unusual beauty.— Elana Wolff, The New Quarterly

Darkly mesmerizing.— Robert Nazarene, The American Journal of Poetry

Liminal, sensual, macabre.— Jade Wallace, Carousel Magazine

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