Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Literary Collections Canadian


by (author) Jeffery Donaldson

Porcupine's Quill
Initial publish date
May 2019
Canadian, Books & Reading
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2019
    List Price

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it


What does it mean to think, to imagine, to create, to be? Why do we believe what we do? Is death an ontological state of being, or is it a grammar error? What exactly is poetry? The varied writings in Jeffery Donaldson's Viaticum explore life's most basic questions-and its biggest illusions-from the nature of language to the rhetorical potential of the afterlife.

About the author

Jeffery Donaldson is the author of Palilalia, a finalist for the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry, Waterglass, and Once out of Nature. He has also the co-editor of Frye and the Word:  Religious Contexts in the Writings of Northrop Frye. Donaldson teaches poetry and American literature at McMaster University. He lives on the Niagara Escarpment near Grimsby, Ontario. 

Jeffery Donaldson's profile page


  • Runner-up, eLit Awards

Other titles by Jeffery Donaldson