Thrillows & Despairos

By (author): Chris Chambers

Like Frank O’Hara in New York or Carl Sandburg in Chicago, some poets draw their creative energy from the city around them; Chris Chambers is such a poet. But he is also a nature poet. Revealed through his poetry, Toronto is a city of equal parts nightlife and wildlife, a crucible and a chrysalis, a vessel in which things smolder and transform. What would Toronto look like through the lens of a visionary Polish filmmaker? How does a city dream? These poems are generous with imagery and verve. They speak lovingly about a connection with a place, and in their whimsy and good nature, ascend to the universal.


Chris Chambers

Chris Chambers is the author of Lake Where No One Swims and Wild Mouse (with Derek McCormack), which was nominated for the Toronto Book Award. These poems have appeared in Taddle Creek, Jacket, This Magazine, The Literary Review of Canada and were awarded the K. M. Hunter Artist Award.


“Chambers is way more wacky, his forms sliding all over the place into ellipses, exclamations and loopy utterances?. Barely a single poem looks the same from page to page which is refreshingly discombobulating.” – Marrow Reviews


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79 Pages
5.52in * 5.78in * .30in


April 28, 2015



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