Still Point

December 6, 2020
Still Point

Still Point examines North America as unifiedwhole and disrupted centreThe poems in Still Point contrast the calm and tumultof Hurricane Katrina, the deconstruction of Detroit, the financialcrisis of 2008, and the BP Gulf oil spill, weaving lyricalsequences and individual pieces into a coherent whole focused onhumanity's relationship to itself and to nature. Still Point tellsa story of beauty and horror, and how normalcy stubbornly persistsamid history's arc."E Martin Nolan's Still Point is [a] debut ofremarkable talent."—CanadianLiterature"When a book is this good, what to say? Without rhetoric, inintimate detail, Nolan nails it."—Rosemary Sullivan,Stalin's Daughter