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Why-Shaped Scars

New Poems

by (author) John Wing

Black Moss Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2014
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2014
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Why-Shaped Scars is the newest poetry collection by America's Got Talent semi-finalist, John Wing Jr. This new collection encapsulates John's dual nature as poet and comedian. Readers will be moved to laugh and moved to cry as John explores the mixture of dark chaos and bright humour that makes up all of our lives. This book is perfect for fans of John's comedic career, but will also enthrall new readers who are searching for poetry that is real, engaging, heartbreaking, and hilariously funny. John Wing has been a guest of the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno six times, and performed at nine Just For Laughs comedy festivals, and had his own comedy series, Man, Woman and Child, on CBC Radio One.

About the author

Along with guest starring on the legendary Tonight Show with Jay Leno a total of six times, John Wing Jr. has also played at nine Just For Laughs comedy festivals, five Winnipeg Comedy Festivals, and has over 150 television appearances. One of his best known appearances was on season 8 of America's Got Talent in 2013, during which he remained in the competition until the semi-finals. John can currently be heard on CBC radio's show The Debaters. In 2012 he created, co-wrote, and took part in performing a CBC radio sitcom Man, Woman, & Child. John Wing Jr.'s previous books include Cup of Nevermind: New Poems (1998), --And the Fear Makes Us Special (2000), None of This is Probably True (2002), Ventriloquism for Dummies: Life as a Comedian (2002), Excuses: Poems (2005), The Winter Palace: New and Selected Poems (2007), So Recently Ancient (2010), and Almost Somewhere Else (2012).

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