Theseus: A Collaboration is many things & will repay the returning reader, but it is perhaps most forcefully a gift of friendship, as true collaboration always is.
– Douglas Barbour
In Theseus, Wayne Clifford and the late bpNichol summon each other’s voices as they follow Ariadne’s mythological thread and its relational language to a repository of poetic essence and spirit. Their dialogue, years after Nichol’s death, is unexpected, wondrous, and truly extraordinary.
– Lola L Tostevin
There are collaborations, and you may guess this is one, which rise above their seams. Built on the inseparable trio of Theseus, Ariadne, and the Minotaur the duo of bpNichol and Wayne Clifford quite soon, and adroitly, infuse this ancient myth with a contemporaneity “at the heart of the matter” where word play rides out and is given life on the golden thread of breath. The rewards are many as you follow the now multiple threads of word play, pun and dialogue, both interior and exterior, where at the heart of things is all encompassing love; the you, the me, the us. I urge you; read, feel, follow these threads to the centre of things.
– Brian Dedora
[Theseus is] a fascinating read, in the way the two voices play off each other and how it allows Nichol’s writing to live on beyond him…
– Contemporary Verse 2