Steve McOrmond

Steve McOrmond has published three collections of poetry, most recently The Good News about Armageddon (2010). His second collection, Primer on the Hereafter (2006), was awarded the Atlantic Poetry Prize. His debut collection, Lean Days (2004), was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, which recognises the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian. His poems have been anthologised in Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets and shortlisted for the CBC Literary Award. He lives in Toronto.

We: Outro

In the forests, we took a pecuniary interest, reserved for them a hallowed place in our memory. Everything must go. We found loopholes in intractable vows, we went round and round like unclaimed luggage on a carrousel. Plain speech became …

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The New Music

One minute you’re a child, amazed by the god-light leaking through clouds, the next, dressed like an antiquarian bookseller, you’re creeping the Facebook page of the one who got away, recently deceased. When you think of all the times you …

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