Sean Arthur Joyce

Blue Communion

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Joyce has already distinguished himself as a poet of great range, brilliant technique and musical qualities. In an age when many poets do not rise above mediocrity because they ask too little of themselves, writing uninspired prosaic pieces that display no rigour, Joyce’s poetry is always striking, structured and memorable. He never falls into opacity or obscurity ... His work also avoids triviality, instead often achieving universality of thought combined with emotional intensity and appeal to the imagination.”
—Roger C. Lewis, Professor Emeritus of English Literature, Acadia University

“Joyce’s language is often haunting and his insights powerful. …Here is a poet who is deeply in love with his landscape, whose imagery, again and again, is drawn from the raucous natural world around him. In reading The Price of Transcendence, I often found myself in a trance-like state, letting the sheer musicality of the language wash over me.”
—Brian D’eon, author, Big Ledge

“Joyce demonstrates that he is one of the finest poets working in Canada today. In lines that are energetically taut, elegantly crafted and wonderfully luminous, he brings the reader to the brink of feeling utterly vulnerable in a world that strains toward destruction. Tethered by his belief in Nature’s ability to renew his spirit, Joyce looks unblinkingly at humankind’s fall from paradise...”
—Ernest Hekkanen, author/publisher/editor, New Orphic Review

Sean Arthur Joyce is the author of 11 books of poetry, Western Canadian history, essays and a novel. He is the author, most recently, of Words from the Dead: Relevant Readings in the Covid Age. His work has been anthologized in the US, UK and Canada. He has performed his work for audiences for 35 years and has also produced poetry videos which can be viewed at

ISBN 978-1-77171-488-4
92 Pages
6 x 9
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