Michael Holmes writes fiction, poetry, cultural criticism, and literary journalism. His work has appeared in This Magazine, Toronto Star, Carousel, Blood & Aphorisms, and eye Weekly, and he has published three books of poetry (James i wanted to ask you, Satellite Dishes From the Future Bakery, Got no flag at all). Michael lives in Toronto.
Exploring the transitory nature of friendship, memory, and love, this book-length elegy documents the odyssey of a writer who travels the globe in an attempt to escape memory and culpability, in the process exploring the breakdown both of romantic relationships and personal defense mechanisms.
Once again proving that no subject matter is beyond his poetic grasp, Michael Holmes now takes on the carnivalesque world of professional wrestling. With humour and bone-cracking language, Parts Unknown bridges the artificial trenches that established cultural endeavours have dug between themselves and their "lowbrow" athletic neighbours. These hig …
This collection of poetry features five hot gay poets from Canada and America whose work is sublime, lush, and arresting and expresses feelings of eroticism, pain, love, hope, and grace.
Twenty-four hours is a lot of time to kill. Tomorrow, a life will hang in the balance. Watermelon Row, a suspenseful, intricately plotted novel, tracks a day in the life of three men on the brink of violence and ruin.
It tails Ed Harrison, a tough old man in his seventies, Scott Venn, a yuppie lawyer/sports agent, and Peter James, an unemployed l …