In a Small House on the Outskirts of Heaven
by Tom Wayman
"Wayman rides the waves of local history and popular concerns to produce exceptionally fine poems."
Book DescriptionTom Wayman has earned an international reputation as a work poet, anthologist and essayist. This new collection of 64 poems deals with blue-collar working conditions, labour strikes and unemployment, the hierarchy of business and its philosophy of "money above all considerations" in the workplace. Some new travel poems and a few well-chosen comments on the uses and misuses of language are included, as well as a section consisting of 'found poems' from the Vancouver telephone book.