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Swimming Among the Ruins
These poems imagine the reconciliation of material reality with the spirit's longing, through travel, the physical displacement of time and space, through contemplation, and through the unsettling of language. The submerged foundations of a ruined city, place names that recall the past, ancient statuary, a drop of water echoing in an empty tomb, personal memories, heat ...more
Paperback, 89 pages
Published June 30th 2000 by Signature Editions
(first published March 1st 2000)
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I live in Montreal and spend a lot of time in rural Ontario, where I do most of my writing. I'm inspired by people and stories: how we live in the world and what we make of it for better or worse.