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An ear which shapes beautifully cadenced lines and an acute eye for images distinguish this first collection from Toronto poet John O'Neill. Animal Walk is a jamboree of human voice sung in chorus with all species. O'Neill's bear, deer, moose, rabbit and goats inhabit the borders of all too human experience, constanct others at once caught and free in the play of language.

"John O'Neill's Animal Walk rediscovers that man is the thinking animal, the metaphysical twist at the end of the chain. For O'Neill the mind is a magical muscle, the body an intelligence that can switch direction, step through a door into a thought."
-- George McWhirter

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 "John O'Neill's Animal Walk rediscovers that man is the thinking animal, the metaphysical twist at the end of the chain. For O'Neill the mind is a magical muscle, the body an intelligence that can switch direction, step through a door into a thought. There is a density to the awareness of creature and creation in him, which I have only come across in Edwin Muir. Animal Walk doesn't just bring us back, but moves us forward to a time and space where we choose the shape of our own creations. He has something to say that we forgot; something to show that we did not know where to look for."
-- George McWhirter

"A poet must know the surface acutely to go deep beneath it. John O'Neill has that knowledge and he can take us with him because he has the memorable words, authentic passion and intelligence that together are the delving instruments of a major poetic talent."
-- Jacob Zilber

John O’Neill

John O'Neill has published poetry and fiction in Antigonish Review, Germination, The Malahat Review, Prism International, Queen's Quarterly, Rubicon and Waves. He has an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of British Columbia.

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