At Lake Scugog: poems

At Lake Scugog: poems

Troy Jollimore


this can be an eagerly awaited choice of new poems from the writer of Tom Thomson in Purgatory, which gained the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award and used to be hailed by way of the recent York occasions as a "snappy, pleasing book." A effective follow-up to that acclaimed debut, At Lake Scugog demonstrates why the San Francisco Chronicle has referred to as Troy Jollimore "a new and interesting voice in American poetry."

Jollimore is a qualified thinker, and in witty and profound methods his officially playful poems dramatize philosophical subjects--especially the individual’s relation to the bigger international, and the permeable, regularly moving border among "inner" and "outer." for example, the speaker of "The Solipsist," suspecting that the full global "lives within your skull," wonders "why / God could make ear and eye / to stand outward, now not in." And Tom Thomson--a personality who additionally seemed in Jollimore’s first book--finds himself travelling like an astronaut during the a ways reaches of the gap that fills his head, an adventure that activates him to invite doorbell be put in "on the inside," in order that he can warn the area earlier than "intruding on’t."

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