Written and collected primarily by the light of a coal-oil lamp over the course of twenty-five years, my Leviathan is a mix of allegorical blank verse, allusive haiku and updated sonnet forms. Leviathan is geographically rooted in Ontario from the boreal forests of Thunder Bay, Ottawa and Sault Ste. Marie to the Carolinian forests of Southwestern Ontario.
This 124-page softcover book was published (ISBN 978-0-9950966-0-8) in 2017. Limited quantities are still available. Use the contact page to inquire. The book was made possible with the generous support of family, friends and a modest readership.
To aspiring authors and poets, I urge you to undertake even a modest self-publishing and promotion project of this type. You won’t be disappointed.
To potential readers, I offer the title poem below and a detailed exploration of the leading metaphor in my (ongoing) online essay Footnotes to an Archetype: An Inquiry into Leviathan.
Beneath a perfect blue sky and a friendly sun
I heard you commenting on the gentle breeze and promising horizon
With your fantastic careless smile, you seemed
To conquer the limitless moment which I feared.
And I wondered if you knew that
Though you tried to bury its enormity
Beneath blue and heavy waters,
Still it breathed – “I am massive,
I am leviathan.”