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 is the author of seven previous volumes of poetry, a short story collection, and three novels. He has been a finalist for the CBC Literary Award in both the fiction and poetry categories. His poetry book Rooster, Dog, Crow was Shortlisted for the 2019 Raymond Souster Award, and his poems have been included in anthologies across Canada, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008, 2010, and 2014.