Mr. Sapiens

In Mr. Sapiens, Jesse Patrick Ferguson’s third collection of poems, the composer of Harmonics and the architect of Dirty Semiotics now wears the hats of raconteur, portrait artist, correspondent and naturalist. In this astonishing variety of voices, Ferguson tells us of fighter pilots made redundant by unmanned drones, the secrets hidden in great works of art, a local plague of garden slugs and the stability of the Earth’s core. Mr. Sapiens is a chameleon, a master of disguise, the consummate Everyman. Ferguson’s subtle poems catch us with our guard down and change the world before our eyes.


Jesse Patrick Ferguson

Jesse Patrick Ferguson was born and raised in Cornwall, Ontario. He holds a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Ottawa, and he currently resides in Cape Beton, Nova Scotia. He is the author of five poetry chapbooks, and his work has appeared in Grain, Arc, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, Magma Poetry, Harper’s and Poetry Magazine, and he was a finalist for the 2009 CAA/BookTelevision Emerging Author Award. He is interested in folk music, and he plays several instruments, including the guitar, mandolin, violin, pennywhistle, bodhran, djembe and harmonica.


“Mr. Sapiens by Jesse Patrick Ferguson is a mature entertainment of the first order. Lightning behind your eyeballs intelligent, Ferguson is incandescent.” – Michael Dennis


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96 Pages
8.50in * 5.76in * .33in


September 30, 2014



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