Fallacies of Motion
By William Nichols
|Size||6 x 9 inches|
|Binding type||Soft Cover|
|Release Date||September 1, 2010|
These poems were taken from a diary of poems and sketches kept over forty years. In retrospect they have a repeating pattern of awareness and lack of awareness, of uncomfortably being in society and more comfortably slipping back to be in nature. When analysis fails, as it always does, the poet slips back again inside his skin. It is a journey to no place except home.
William Nichols is a public policy consultant based in Edmonton. Born in Moose Jaw, his travels have always brought him back to the prairies. Poetry is a counterpoint to the words he produces for business and government. When words fail he likes bird watching and woodworking.
William’s muse is dyslexia. Though his is a mild disability, it creates a continual tension between the mind, the eye and the page. A printed page can have as many possibilities as a blank one, as the letters slowly swim into words, possibilities are discarded, and meanings emerge. In reverse, the idea can come clear before the words to express it. Language stays fresh and always potentially treacherous. The technical precision required of regulatory writing is in contrast to the emotional clarity he seeks in his poetry, although each has certainly contributed to the other.
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