‘The Ordinary’s Incense’ published in The Typescript, July 2020

I just want you to know that a new seven part poem of mine, 'The Ordinary's Incense,' has just been published by this great online journal, The Typescript. I am thrilled that Teresa Smalec, an Associate Editor for The Typescript, asked to see this piece and liked it and eventually supervised the way it was … Continue reading ‘The Ordinary’s Incense’ published in The Typescript, July 2020

Blog #8: Trevor Carolan’s Review of A Matins Flywheel in The Ormsby Review

I was delighted to read this review of A Matins Flywheel by Trevor Carolan.  He responded to the material so closely and acknowledged the legacies which produced its poetics. Here it is: #712 Okanagan jazz and verse December 28, 2019December 29, 2019 A Matins Flywheel by John Lent Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 2019 $20 / 9781771871914 … Continue reading Blog #8: Trevor Carolan’s Review of A Matins Flywheel in The Ormsby Review

Blog #7: The Launching of My New Book of Poems, A Matins Flywheel

I am excited because Thistledown Press has just released my new book of poems, A Matins Flywheel. This is my eleventh book and this particular book has had a slow, long fuse of being written, and is the result of having an opportunity to read a pile of wonderful writers after I retired, working with … Continue reading Blog #7: The Launching of My New Book of Poems, A Matins Flywheel

BLOG #6: Agnus Terrestrium: my review of Michael Kenyon’s Lamb in Arc

Agnus Terrestrium: Michael Kenyon's Lamb AUG 10, 2019 JOHN LENT Michael Kenyon, Lamb St. John's: Pedlar Press, 2018.   Michael Kenyon’s latest book of poems undermines our obsession with linear time so that we are drawn out into a field of simultaneity―a field where predictable, temporal stories cannot hold―and are spun instead into a spatial face-to-face with light … Continue reading BLOG #6: Agnus Terrestrium: my review of Michael Kenyon’s Lamb in Arc