The Time Between
Winnipeg: Signature Editions, 2018.
PS8635 .I943 T56 2018
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
The Time Between is a series of conversations with a contemplative heft, only in this case infected and inflected by operation-manual speech and military-industrial-complex mores and malaise—as if the other had been forced to contemplate violence in a real way, had been forced out into the crowded world, forced to let in multiple and troubled points of view.
The “I” in this book moves from person to person and from person to place, following an urge to shape the chaos of life into language that is sometimes undecipherable, sometimes ludic or comic. Layers and mixed states mine the depths of modern anguish and disbelief. But there is joy in the spirit of these poems, even when it’s scant and spare; even when it’s living off scraps of love, solace and exaltation; even when it’s yearning to let the mind or the heart go uncaged, if only for a transitory moment.