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Paul Vermeersch :
Comments by Writers and Critics


Selected Comments


"The poet has given us much to sink our teeth into: a thoughtful, coherent package where each poem works in its own right and, in some cases, either echoes a pervious one or foreshadows one to come. And he does so without being manipulative, without grandstanding or resorting to the clever, look-at-me antics of lesser writers. This, to me, is craft at its finest."
                     —Carolyn Marie Souaid, The Montreal Gazette


"Between the Walls is an impressive collection, low-key in demeanour but high-powered in effect."
                     —Barbara Carey, The Toronto Star


"Vermeersch illustrates his true skills in the delicate simplicity of words. He is at the bright beginning of a long career."
                     —Broken Pencil


"A guy whose poems read as though he's standing in the middle of a room, gesturing expansively."
                     —Quill & Quire


Again and again in these furious, forgiving, courageous poems, we are led through the fire of compressed anger or longing and shown that just being alive is to burn."
                     —ARC: Canada's National Poetry Magazine




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