A dead mouse reclining in a slipper; a cigarette smouldering on a motel bedside table; a woman seeing her life reflected in a deserted bird feeder. In Stones' poetic universe the images pile starkly into the complex tissue of mortal experience, an abstruse sfumato-like weave of the human soul. By turns playful, darkly meditative and beautifully transcendent, Stones ventilates a world keenly observed, acutely realized and memorably articulated. Poets show people things that they cannot see themselves. David Stones is such a poet and sfumato is his mirror, at once engaging, boldly unflinching.
David Stones is a award-winning poet, performer, ex-CEO and business leader, guitar enthusiast and self-confessed bon vivant. With poems hailed for their resolute imagery, beauty of language and ready accessibility, David is a celebrated performer of his work. He transformed his debut collection of poetry, Infinite Sequels (Friesen Press, 2013), into a one-man show of the same name ("a brilliant and beautiful piece of theatre" - London Free Press, 2018). The winner of multiple poetry contests and judge's choice awards, David's poetry spews forth from presses both in Canada and internationally, including most recently Synaeresis (Harmonia Press), Big Pond Rumours, Beret Day Books, Authors' Press (India), Hidden Book Press, Skywing Press and Her Royal Majesty (Paris, France). David lives peripatetically between Toronto and Stratford, Ontario.
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