'Swing In the Hollow' is a debut collection that struggles with the service and spoil of lyrical attention. In quirky and precise turns, Knighton's language teases a sense of phenomena from the rubbish and rubble of atrophied urban experience.
"It is wonderfully subtle and witty, with the title setting a tone for the poems to follow." - Winnipeg Free Press
About the author
Ryan Knighton's most recent book is Cockeyed: A Memoir (Penguin Books, 2006). He is also the co-author of Cars with George Bowering (Coach House, 2002). His journalism and satirical essays have appeared in such magazines as Utne and Saturday Night, and in such newspapers as The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, and The Montreal Gazette. He is presently undertaking a documentary film with director Scott Smith (Falling Angels) called As Slow As Possible. It involves a pipe organ and over six hundred years of hope.