poetry
> This Orchard Sound
> Brilliant Falls
> Two or Three
   Guitars
> Disarmament
> Devil’s Punch
   Bowl
> The Church Not
   Made With Hands
> Captain Kintail
> Naked Trees
> Forty Days and
   Forty Nights
> Scrabbling for
   Repose

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Since the emergence of his first collection in 1982, John Terpstra has gained recognition as a poet of great precision, compassion and attentiveness. With a fascination for geology, family, heritage, community and faith, he has trained his eye variously on his Hamilton neighbourhood, his Dutch background, the joys and peculiarities of marriage and parenting, as well as on issues of environmental degradation, local economy, security, society and questions of hope.