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A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light and Other Poems
A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light and Other Poems

A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light and Other Poems


120 Pages, 5.5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: October 2012

ISBN 9781550963014

Rights: US, CA, AU, NZ, EUR & SAM

Exile Editions (Oct 2012)


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Thoughtful and passionate, this imaginative collection of poetry explores the many facets of the aboriginal individual. Through meticulously crafted portraits, lyrics, satires, mythologies, and meditations, these poems discuss issues related to perception, desire, youth, and aging as they relate to native life.


“Masterfully varied explorations in the rhythmical subtleties of syllabic verse, there is no . . .   lack in these impressive lines.”—Mava Jo Powell, Canadian Literature Journal, on The White Line

“A book to be savoured, with enough poems of deep beauty to call readers back to them again and again.” —Douglas Barbour, Toronto Star, on The White Line

“Moses’ voice is firm and assured, but oddly hard to define, combining a loose colloquial sprawl and a pared-down tenseness, an on-and-off leaning towards traditional fixed forms and rhyme patterns, a mythic imagination and an everyday chattiness. He writes in a world in which everything is not only possessed of consciousness, but seems engaged in thoughtful consideration of itself.” —Maggie Helwig,, on The White Line

Author Biography

Daniel David Moses is an editor, an essayist, a dramaturge, an associate professor in the department of drama at Queen’s University, and one of Canada’s foremost First Nations writers. He is the author of collections that include Almighty Voice and His Wife, Delicate Bodies, Pursued by a Bear, and Sixteen Jesuses. He lives in Kingston and Toronto, Ontario.