A Gloss on Our Painted Gods

by Eric Barstad

A Gloss on Our Painted Gods is concerned with the idea of translation: of poetry as translation, as a way of reinvent-ing, retelling, transforming and understanding the world around us, our mythologies, our notions of the self and the other. A tightly crafted book, it explores and responds to the cultural artifacts of history, Greek and Roman texts, Renaissance paintings and early 20th century European poetry.

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$15.95 CAD

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Weight .145 kg
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .25 in
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Soft Cover

Year Published


Eric Barstad

Eric Barstad currently lives with his partner Erin and their two cats — Finnegan and Pickles — in Brooks, Alberta. Eric completed his MA in English and Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick in 2001 and now runs Shadow Box Creative Media, a web development company that builds websites for non-profit organizations. Eric published A Gloss on Our Painted Gods with Frontenac House in 2003.


To read Barstad’s poetry is to delight in the strange aviary of the imagination.
   – Ross Leckie