Norm Sibum's The Pangborn Defence marks a departure from his previous verse, and will be something of a surprise for those who have followed his career over the last thirty years.
Norm Sibum has been writing and publishing poetry for over thirty years.Born in Oberammergau in 1947, he grew up in Germany, Alaska, Utah and Washington. His most recent collection, Girls and Handsome Dogs won the Quebec Writers Federation A. M. Klein Prize. Sibum currently lives in Montreal.
In his second book of poems: Pure Product, Jason Guriel cuts a dazzling figure whipsmart,charismatic, with a mischievousness always eager to play for more serious stakes. The poems in Pure Product celebrate the purity of complicated feelings distilled to crisp expression, a pure poetry true to the impurities of life.
Jason Guriel, author of the poetry collection, Technicolored (Exile, 2006), is widely published in American, British, and Canadian magazines. He received the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry Magazine, and his work was anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry in English (Tightrope, 2008).
If film noir could be written in verse, the poet to do it would be Robert Moore. In Figuring Ground poetry is dark, elegant and disconcerting.This accomplished poet considers his family, his life and the inner musings of cows.Drawing on his experience as an actor and playwright, Moore has created a collection that is richly atmospheric and filled with cinematic details.
Robert Moore was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. He is an actor, director, playwright and editor. Figuring Ground is his third book of poetry.