A book of poems for justified sinners and reprobates alike, this collection of poetry, written by a Justice of the Ontario Court, offers insights on the act of court room sentencing and explores mercy and tolerance strained by wisdom.
James Clarke is a Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice, General Division. He is the author of five books of poetry, including Silver Mercies and The Way Everyone Is Inside. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.
“Justice Clarke’s poems are a pleasure to read. They are thoughtful and contemplative. His poems give an insight into the thoughts of a judge, insight that one wouldn’t be able to get anywhere . . . This judge is humorous, witty, tender, sympathetic and has an attractive humility . . . the true James Clarke is revealed. He sees everything.” —Edward L. Greenspan, in the introduction