The Ditch Was Lit Like This

By Sean Johnston

The Ditch Was Lit Like This
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This is Sean Johnston's return to the roots, ancestralk and poetic, that have shaped his language and consciousness. Structured in five sections, the work interplays the convergence of memory and personal history. Though this is familiar ground in the world of poetry, Johnston's ... Read more


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This is Sean Johnston's return to the roots, ancestralk and poetic, that have shaped his language and consciousness. Structured in five sections, the work interplays the convergence of memory and personal history. Though this is familiar ground in the world of poetry, Johnston's use of unexpected and profound anecdote is both wise and revealing.

Sean Johnston

Sean Johnston is the author of The Ditch Was Lit Like This (Thistledown, 2011), All This Town Remembers (Gaspereau, 2006) and A Day Does Not Go By (Nightwood, 2002), which won the 2003 ReLit Award for short fiction. He lives in Kelowna, BC, where he co-edits Ryga: A Journal of Provocations and teaches at Okanagan College.

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