Night Became Years is poetry in the sauntering tradition of the flÃ¢neur. Stefanik loafers his way over sacred geography and explores his own mixed heritage through the lexicon of Elizabethan canting language. Comparing the terminology of fifteenth-Âcentury English beggar vernacular with a contemporary Canadian innerÂ-city worldview, the poems in Night Became Years unfold as separate entities while at the same time forming alarger narrative on the possibilities of poetry today and the nature of mixedÂ-blood identity.
Jason Stefanik proudly resides in Winnipeg's gritty North End. A poet, publisher, and propagandist, he is a second generation adoptee, of mixed and mysterious background.