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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

Blog #4: Aaron Giovannone’s Nonnets

Here's a review that I really enjoyed writing, and it just surfaced in Arc Magazine... Renaissance Clockwork: Aaron Giovannone's The Nonnets MAR 4, 2019 JOHN LENT Aaron Giovannone, The Nonnets Toronto: Book*hug Press, 2018. I’ve been drifting around in Aaron Giovannone’s latest book of poems, The Nonnets, for a while, trying to figure out, ridiculously, why I love this … Continue reading Blog #4: Aaron Giovannone’s Nonnets

Blog #3: Some Notes On Per Petterson and Patti Smith

One of the self-indulgent luxuries of being retired is that I feel an innocent, almost childish thrill sometimes that I only remember having experienced as a young graduate student at The University of Alberta in the late 60s and at York University in the early 70s: it’s a decadent, even guilty sense that I had, … Continue reading Blog #3: Some Notes On Per Petterson and Patti Smith