The Ecstasy of Skeptics
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The Ecstasy of Skeptics

“Simply the most exciting book of poetry published this year.”
Globe & Mail

The Ecstasy of Skeptics, poetry, House of Anansi Press, 1994

Finalist, Governor General's Award, 1995

“A sensitively conceived collection strong in poetic form, lyricism and emotion… a virtuoso performance.”
—Governor General's Award Jury citation

“Heighton has an unfailing sense of rhythm and sound, and his poems surprise with their intelligence and vividness… [but] it's the honesty in these poems that sets them apart, their open lustfulness, grief, or joy, and the ease with which Heighton contrasts this with intellectual reserve.” —Malahat Review

“A richly energetic collection.” —Stand (UK)

“Poems shaped by a spiritual fierceness… vivid and resonant, alive with a kind of palpable energy.” —Montreal Gazette

“The beauty of this young poet's work… stays with you after you put down the book.” —Kingston Whig-Standard

“Exciting, complex and often brilliant.” —The Printed Word