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by (author) Ian Burgham

Quattro Books
Initial publish date
May 2015
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    May 2015
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Midnight presents the thoughts of a restless traveller to such places as Istanbul, Edinburgh, Montreal, Toronto, the coast of Scotland, and towns and cities in Ireland, France, Italy, and Greece. In those settings, he meditates on the nature of our many kinds of love against the background, in his own life, of its betrayals, losses and disappearances; and he mounts an investigation into the nature of existence, against the backdrop of the certainty that we are fundamentally and finally alone. The book reveals a radical imagination working at the heart of things: in and through the darkness that precedes the light.

About the author

Ian Burgham, is an associate of the League of Canadian Poets. In 2004 he won the Queen’s University Well-Versed Poetry Prize. He is a graduate of both Queen’s University and the University of Edinburgh, and has lived for extended periods in various parts of the world. He served as a senior editor at Canongate Publishing in Edinburgh during the early 1980s. His poems have been published in a number of literary journals and magazines including dANDelion, Queen’s Quarterly, Scottish Arts Journal, Harpweaver, and the Literary Review of Canada. Burgham has had one poetry book published in the United Kingdom: Confession of Birds, (2003 chapbook). His first full collection of poems, The Stone Skippers, will be published in Australia and New Zealand by Sunline Press, Perth (introduction by Newcastle Prize winning poet, Roland Leach) and, in the UK by MacLean Dubois Publishers in February 2007 (Introduction by novelist and poet, Alexander McCall Smith). He is currently working on his third collection. Ian works as a volunteer to further the efforts of the Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry. He is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University.

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