The prose poems of My Life in Pictures are about the life and times of Canadian poet and novelist, Christian McPherson. He runs his own narrative through a film projector and what illuminates onto the page is a poignant coming of age story, along with the harrowing trails of dealing with a mentally ill father, relationships won and lost, and a lifetime search to find meaning in the world. McPherson infuses his story with his love of cinema, beginning at his conception and moving one film at a time to his present middle age. My Life in Pictures is a book best read in dim lighting with a bag of popcorn.
About the author
Christian McPherson is the author of six books, Cube Squared, My Life in Pictures, The Sun Has Forgotten Where I Live, The Cube People (shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Awards), Poems that swim from my brain like rats leaving a sinking ship, and Six Ways to Sunday (shortlisted for the 2008 ReLit Awards). He has a degree in philosophy from Carleton University and a computer programming diploma from Algonquin College. He is married to the beautiful Marty Carr. They have two kids, Molly and Henry. They all live together in Ottawa.