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Spencer Gordon is the author of Cosmo (Coach House Books, 2012), a collection of short stories called “startling and invigorating” by Quill and Quire, “rare [and] brave” by the National Post, “poignant and hilarious” by This Magazine, and “both heartwarming and heartbreaking” by The Winnipeg Review.

Cosmo is also the winner of the 2013 CBC Bookie Award for Most Underrated Canadian Book, and Spencer Gordon was named one of CBC's Writers to Watch in 2013.

Spencer Gordon is also an editor and post-secondary school instructor, having taught at Humber College and OCAD University and as a thesis advisor with the U of T's School of Continuing Studies.

He is the co-editor/co-founder of Ferno House (www.fernohouse.com), the Toronto-based micro-press,
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Average rating: 4.06 · 51 ratings · 13 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
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“There is no ME without books; they’re everything I remember from childhood, from maturity … All that’s happened to me has been coloured, permanently, by my reading.”
Spencer Gordon, Cosmo

“...one song, one note that heals the guilty chaos of our days, making sense of our loneliness, our perjured feelings, our sickness and our poverty, how we shall never be beautiful, how our heads will run over with unbearable secrets and how we are sentenced to this, serving us right -- when the song should end, be cut down, finished, and the singer not go on singing.”
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“After I consumed Frost in his entirety, my days of exploration began. I read The Diving Comedy while leafing through E. E. Cummings. I read Sidney and Milton and Shelley, piecing together my own aesthetics, my own defence of poetry. I felt alone and religious and desperately sad.”
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