Natural Capital is 'the untapped raw material and natural resources that a country holds' and it is 'the land, air, water, living organisms and all formations of the Earth's biosphere that provides us with ecosystem goods and services imperative for survival and well-being' and it is 'the basis for all human economic activity' Ñ and it is the title of Jason Heroux's third collection of poems. These poems invite us to visit the strange and beautiful world right outside our window, a world where 'clouds drift overhead / like eighty-year-old ballerinas crossing the street' and 'wind chimes resemble a gentle alarm / warning everyone that nothing is wrong.'
About the author
Jason Heroux is the author of two novels, Good Evening, Central Laundromat (shortlisted for the 2011 RELIT Novel award), and We Wish You a Happy Killday, and four poetry collections, Memoirs of an Alias, Emergency Hallelujah, Natural Capital (shortlisted for the 2013 RELIT Poetry award), and most recently Hard Work Cheering Up Sad Machines (Mansfield Press, 2016). His poetry has appeared in chapbooks and magazines in Canada, the US, Belgium, France, and Italy, and is featured in the anthologies Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008 and 2011 and 2016. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.