Below is a book launch poster for a collection of Austin and visiting International poets, and their work; assembled by Neil and Sharon Stuart. As weird and wonderful a mix as Austin itself.
Celebrating 25 years since the publication of Prairie Boy’s Springtime, Neil’s first book of verse. This is the preamble to that book:
Want to know more about this great Canadian Poet? https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/alden-nowlan
Once more, I used a word because it sounded right and looked it up after.
- (Scotland, Ireland) To growl or snarl. quotations ▲
- 1834, Samuel Lover, Legends and Stories of Ireland:The poor little doctor, thus rudely and suddenly aroused from his tipsy sleep, looked excessively bewildered when he opened his eyes, and met the glare of ferocious delight that Darby Kelleher cast upon him, and he gurled out, “What’s the matter?” as well as the grip of Darby’s hand upon his throat would permit him.
- 1845, Alexander Wilson, Poetical Works: With an Extended Memoir of His Life and Writings:“Weel may ye mind, yon night sae black, Whan fearfu’ winds loud gurled, And mony a lum dang down—and stack, Heigh i’ the air up swirled, Alangst yon brae, ye clam, and stack,
Click here to read the classic poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Robert Service