by Jim Nason
In a deft choreography of words, Jim Nason moves through the coiled landscape of Toronto’s Music Garden, where the blackbird is an ever present companion. At its centre is an apparition of Lorca, dreams of Dali, “terror . . . bruises and tears.” The centrifugal force of the lyric presses, then, into an ecstatic exploration of Ekphrasis where the paintings of Dali, and others, come to life with Nason’s extraordinary gifts with imagery. Coupled concludes the collection with visceral and vivid eroticism. The collection is, using Nason’s own coinage, “Grandiloquent.”
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Jim Nason has published six poetry collections. He has also published a short story collection and his third novel, Spirit of a Hundred Thousand Dead Animals, will be released in the fall of 2017. His stories, essays and poems have been published in journals and anthologies across Canada and the U. S., including Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2008, 2010 and 2014. Jim holds degrees from McGill, Ryerson and York Universities and is the owner/publisher of Tightrope Books, Toronto.
He is the founder and organizer of Canada’s annual human rights poetry event, Meet Me in the Middle: Writers on Rights.
Jim has been a finalist for the CBC Literary Award in both fiction and poetry categories and is currently working on a new short story collection: Damned if You Do.
He has just completed his first play: The Red Bus in The Winter Woods.