Rooster, Dog, Crow
by Jim Nason
In a world where upside-down politics dovetails with the carnivalesque, a love triangle unfolds between a belligerent Rooster, a happy-go-lucky meth-addicted Dog, and a gender-fluid Crow. Nason’s sixth poetry collection goes to the extremes of the creative mind to depict a world that is real and surreal, a place where women, men, and animals shape-shift and trade places, intermingle within each other’s feathers, coats, and skin. Sometimes these characters are the masters of decadence and desire, other times they question the very worlds they’ve invented. “Rooster Wears Stilts to the Pride Parade,” depicts a self-righteous, party-pooper bird shouting: Lower your banners, swallow your whistles! To hell with this stream of green, blue and youth.
|Dimensions||9 × 6 × .25 in|
Soft Cover with flaps
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.