Acquainted With Absence. Selected Poems
edited by Douglas Glover
“—a magnificent poet, prolific, protean and deeply, intensely, personal. She is a metaphysical poet, concerned with ends and existence, yet she grounds everything in the specific and the concrete.
“Reading and rereading her, one begins to notice, beyond the narratives of love and death and the concrete references to loved ones and beloved places, insistent recurrences—water, islands, plant lore, horses, seahorses—unfolding into myth, comedy, eros and personal anguish.”
—Douglas Glover, from the Introduction
Karen Mulhallen is Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning magazine Descant. She has published ten books of poetry and authored, co-authored, edited and co-edited magazines, anthologies, columns and critical articles on culture and the arts. She also teaches literature at Ryerson University and lives in Toronto.
Book design by Christian Snyder. Cover art by Virgil Burnett.
Scarbo Edge: A Romaunt
This Byronic tale is a narrative tour de force reminiscent of the haunting, romantic visions of Julien Gracq. At once mystery, thriller, erotic fantasy, ghost story, epic, a tale of obsession and weird encounter, Scarbo Edge is set on a Lake Huron coast unlike anything encountered before in Canadian literature. Readers will not soon forget the doomed lovers Isa and Eber—whose trials invoke the legend of Tristan and Iseult—the noble Beppo, the terrifying bear-hunter Ledoux.
Virgil Burnett is an author, publisher and artist working in several different media. His work has been widely published in Europe and North America. A show of his illustrations was exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada in 2005. He lives in Southern Ontario.
Book design by Christian Snyder. Cover art by the author.