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Music Garden


In a deft choreography of words, Jim Nason, moves through the coiled landscape of Toronto’s Music Garden, where the blackbird is an ever present companion.  At its centre is an apparition of Lorca, dreams of Dali, “terror . . . bruises and tears.” The centrifugal force of the lyric presses, then, into an ecstatic exploration of Ekphrasis where the paintings of Dali, and others, come to life with Nason’s extraordinary gifts with imagery. Coupled concludes the collection with visceral and vivid eroticism. The collection is, using Nason’s own coinage, “Grandiloquent.”

Music Garden, Jim Nason, Canadian Poetry, ISBN 9781897181942,  90 pages, Paperback, 6″ x 9″, $15.95