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n.1.(Paleon.) A genus of large trilobites characteristic of the primordial formations.
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The Paala Formation is tentatively interpreted as an equivalent of the Sablinka Formation in northwestern Russia and is referred to the Paradoxides paradoxissimus and P.
Paradoxides. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2012.
Don McKay's Paradoxides (2012) is perhaps the most accomplished collection here, if not the sexiest (though if subsections were to be employed in this review, the section dedicated to McKay could be called Kinky Boots).
(64) For most of Paradoxides McKay is preoccupied with concerns of a higher order, namely, the very problem that tortured Coleridge in "Kubla Khan": how to capture in words a thought, emotion, moment, or place so that another person can experience it.
Though the poet cannot help but have fun throughout the text with the paradox buried within paradoxides, the title actually refers to a species of trilobite that functions now as an index fossil proving parts of Newfoundland were once part of Avalonia, a micro-continent made up of land masses that now comprise parts of Great Britain and the North American east coast.
paradoxides Cleve (Avendano-Sanchez & Sotomayor-Navarro, 1982; Figueroa-Torres, 1990; Suchil-Vilchis, 1990; Zamudio-Resendiz, 1998; Aquino-Cruz, 2002; Estradas-Romero, 2004).
For me, the greatest omission is Don McKay, who did not develop a strong relationship with Newfoundland prior to the publication of his first collection, but is nonetheless the unofficial poet laureate of Newfoundland fossils and minerals (see Paradoxides).