"In Yellow Crane, a long look at the changing landscape of a Montreal neighbourhood becomes at once a lament and a love poem. Poems inspired by Japanese tanka take on the cultural weather, core-drilling into the contradictions and uncertainties of the everyday. Writers, artists, thinkers, cooks, and others congregate in a hammock on the edge of a hayfield to compare notes on what we value. A bear turns up on a path near a quarry. This is a book that argues with itself, then rests. At once precise and loose, wise and nimble, it will make you feel and think -- and care about the world along with it." --Back cover.