Earle Birney | Criticism

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SOURCE: Weatherhead, A. K. “Back to Canada.” Northwest Review 7, no. 1 (spring/summer 1965): 86-9.

In the following review, Weatherhead writes about Near False Creek Mouth.

About twenty-five years ago, just before the last war, Louis MacNeice wrote:

The sunlight on the garden Hardens and grows cold, You cannot cage the minute Within its nets of gold. … Our freedom as free lances Advances toward its end … And soon, my friend We shall have no time for dances. … 

MacNeice is not a widely read poet, but for the English at least, the poem now perfectly recreates the general mood of the time of Munich, at the end of the “chromium-plate” era and its dizzy mayfly blisses—lagondas, roadhouses, cocktails, and tennis in white flannels.

In “November Walk Near False Creek Mouth,” the long, opening poem...

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