Reid's imagination ranges from bluegrass music to the Burgess Shale, from curling to incinerated body parts?all shaped by a remarkable ability to make the ordinary luminous and to make the extraordinary burn.
About the author
Monty Reid is a Canadian poet living in Ottawa. His most recent collection is The Luskville Reductions (Brick, 2008). Recent chapbooks include Site Conditions (Apt 9), Contributors' Notes (Gaspereau) and Moan Coach (above/ground) along with Garden units from a variety of small presses. Much of Garden appeared as Facebook posts in 2012 and his current long work, Intelligence, appeared on Twitter throughout 2013. Other online work can be found at Dusie, elimae, Drain, ottawater, Truck, experiment-o and elsewhere. Recent print work can be seen in the Peter F Yacht Club, the Malahat Review, Grain, Prairie Fire and other magazines.He plays guitar and mandolin with the band Call Me Katie.
"One of the season's most emotionally powerful and accessible works of verse."
— Edmonton Journal
"Makes us feel a whole range of personal emotions about our reading . . . about the fate of literature and the fate of permanence."
"Reid's poems are built like rock. . . Embedded in each layer are descriptions so well-wrought, a whole life can be reconstructed from them."
— Saskatoon Star Phoenix