The Hole in the Wall by Peter McEwen
“Peter McEwen’s The Hole in the Wall marks the debut collection of a voice long overdue to be heard. In these wide-ranging and superbly controlled poems, McEwen takes us into the heart of the Canadian Shield landscape and the mystical realms of the Georgian Bay waterway and islands with a passion and precision that is both revealing and engaging. Here is a poet who cares deeply for his art and the beauty that words can create as they forge a landscape.”—Bruce Meyer
“In this debut volume, Peter McEwen showcases his skill at word play and his sharp eye for image in poems, both lyrical and narrative, elegiac and sardonic, that express his love of lakes and the sea and his fondness for cottage country encounters with waterfowl as well as with snakes and bears and frogs and human characters who share their environment. Readers will also delight in his ekphrastic poems and his wry reflections on urban detritus.”—Ruth Roach Pierson, Professor Emerita, Author of Where No Window Was (2002) and Aide-Mémoire (2007)
Now Available! October, 2008
About the Author
Peter McEwen lives in Oro-Medonte, near Coldwater Ontario, for the winter months, but spends nearly half the year at his island camp in the middle of Parry Sound, just through the “hole-in-the-wall.” Though he is published in a variety of magazines, this is his first collection.