Preludes & Fugues

Preludes & Fugues, by Fred Candelaria

Preludes & Fugues

by Fred Candelaria


  • Autumn 1992
  • ISBN 978-0-921870-19-7 (0-921870-19-1)
  • 6″ x 9″ Trade Paperback, 72 pages
  • Poetry

Fred Candelaria is the poet’s poet. His language becomes pure music, taking the reader beyond the empirical world of represented objects into the “phenomenal.”

“real without transcendent mumbling. Candelaria knows that poetry is in the flesh, not elsewhere, and writes with care and craft accordingly.”
— Ralph Gustafson

“writes with an eye trained on the delicate knots of human entanglement, and an ear tuned to the subtle nuances of language . . . intensely lyrical, probing a range of response that runs from guilt through anguish to delight. They are personal, honest, naked.”
— Lionel Kearns

“his sense of melopoeia is strikingly strong. What next strikes one is the wit and intelligence of the poems, their cerebral intensity . . . his poetry is of the present and . . . burns the imagination of the listener/reader.”
— Douglas Barbour, Dalhousie Review

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