Designs From The Interior: Poems
by John Barton
In John Barton's poems, the innate connection of body and place can be felt in the bones. Sometimes he writes the connection in the language of desire, sometimes of solitude, sometimes of yearning, and always with confidence.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by House of Anansi Press
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While this is an interesting artifact as a collection of queer poetry in the midst of the AIDS crisis, it does not stand up well as simply a collection of poetry. The writing is a little pedestrian, and no poem stands alone as a gem. I was, unfortunately, rather bored by it.