Focusing an eye to unexpected subjects and vivid, often startling settings - from Jerry Lee Lewis's charred piano, Newfoundland's Signal Hill, Paul Verlaine's bottled siblings to a void waiting at the end of the ocean - Iain Deans shows the virtuosity that makes him one of Canada's best and most intriguing young poets.
In this, his debut collection, Deans moves through moments of deep love to more extreme scenes verging on sudden dark moments of inner conflict ...
About the author
Iain Deans was born in Montreal. He attended Queen's University and has lived in Toronto, Halifax and Montreal. His poetry has appeared in a number of publications including THIS Magazine, Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly, The Gaspereau Review, and the anthology New Canadian Poetry. He currently lives in Halifax.