"It's refreshing to see an editor so engaged with his material...the result is a collection that successfully showcases remarkable variety within its narrow room."—Good Reports "Richly endowed with sonnets whose wordplay is more ornate, featuring work from such inventive phrasemakers as Margaret Avison, Don McKay and George Elliott Clarke. The list goes on."—Toronto Star "What Wells offers is a thematic survey on formalist grounds, a sort of sleight of hand that makes the collection immediately familiar and intelligible but also, as his insightful notes on each poem show, rigorous in its aesthetic evaluations and thoughtful in its attention to details of prosody. As an editor and commentator, Wells is incredibly perceptive and mercifully concise."—The Walrus
About the Author
Zachariah Wells (www.zachariahwells.com) is the author of one trade collection of poetry Unsettled, as well as several chapbooks, broadsides and multimedia publications. A prolific and sometimes controversial critic, he is the reviews editor for Canadian Notes and Queries magazine and has twice won the Arc magazine Critic's Desk Award. Forthcoming works include a children's picture book, Anything But Hank (co-written with Rachel Lebowitz, illustrated by Eric Orchard); a poetry collection, Track & Trace; a collection of reviews and critical essays, Career Limiting Moves. (All of which are forthcoming with Biblioasis.) Originally from Price Edward Island, he now lives in New Westminster, BC, where he works seasonally as a passenger train attendant.