In spare erudite verse, Toronto poet Michael Boughn refuses to let memories vanish. Inspired by Hermetic Definitions by H.D., Boughn’s recollections of loss, love, and location are playful, gripping, and inconclusive. At the heart of this latest work by the author of the Governor General Award nominated Cosmogrophia: A Post-Lucretian Faux Micro Epic (2010) is an investigation into a world of secrets; how they are made, kept, and exposed. On display are the keen observations of a truth seeker contemplating love’s mysterious evidence. This is a work to be revelled and unravel slowly in the mind and heart.
Michael Boughn has published numerous books of poetry including Iterations of the Diagonal, Dislocations in Crystal, One’s own Mind (#4 in A Curriculum of the Soul), and Great Canadian Poems for the Aged Vol. 1 Illus. Ed., and City: A Poem from the End of the World. He is also the author of the crime novel, Business As Usual, and a Red Maple nominated young adult non-fiction book, Into the World of the Dead. With Victor Coleman, he edited Robert Duncan’s The H.D. Book. He lives in Toronto.