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Comments by Writers & Critics


"Christopher Wiseman, British born but living in Canada since 1969, deserves to be far better known outside his adopted country. Wiseman's strengths are his conscientiously troubled sense of responsibility and an unsentimental gentleness."
                     —Donald Justice (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry)


"Christopher Wiseman, British born but living in Canada since 1969, deserves to be far better known outside his adopted country. Wiseman's strengths are his conscientiously troubled sense of responsibility and an unsentimental gentleness."
                     —John Mole, Encounter (U.K.)


"Wiseman stands for unambiguous and human truth, for literature which leaves the reader wiser about his humanity, and for the resonance of place, personality, emotion and remembrance which his poems abundantly offer."
                     —Roger Burford Mason, Cross-Canada Writers' Magazine


"I feel that this book deserves to win every prize in Canada for poetry . . . . He is an exceptional poet; one of conviction and hope."
                     —Robert Hilles, Dandelion


"Christopher Wiseman, in a splendidly unhurried poem which pays three-years-separated visits to a famous north of England velodrome (the poem unfolds like a Van Eyck triptych, each scene as time-drenched and luminous as the others), writes of 'heavy memory come alive'. Crossing the Salt Flats allows us into the rooms and years and richly laden memories of this distinguished poet, and if it's not yet the crown of a long and continuing career, it's a jewel."
                     —Don Coles


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