Against the Flight of Spring

Through a dazzling variety of poetic forms and styles, this book restlessly explores such themes as identity, personal growth, love and friendship, Canadian landscape, climate change, visual art, and the roots of poetry itself, in moods of anxious and impassioned questioning, deep affection, dread, awe, and grateful praise. This is acclaimed poet Allan Briesmaster’s most formally inventive, most philosophical-minded, and most searchingly personal book to date.

About The Author

Allan Briesmaster


Reviews of this Book

“Often achingly precise in mind and spirit, the authenticity of this voice touches me.”
—David Zieroth

Canadian Poetries

The Toronto Quarterly