The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them
The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them is a vibrant and diverse collection from a who’s who of the west coast poetry scene.
The poems assembled here range from the lyric to the experimental and address the theme of disconnection in an urban environment from a variety of positions, concerns, and cultural perspectives. The collection also includes short reflections on the poems, written by the poets themselves, providing readers with an intimate insight into the inspiration and meaning behind the poems.
Wayde Compton is a Canadian poet, essayist, and novelist. Alongside fellow authors David Chariandy and Karina Vernon, Compton co-founded Commodore Books, the first Black Canadian Literary Press. He is also the co-founder of the Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project, an organization that preserves Vancouver’s Black community history.
Other publications from this author include:
- THE BLUE ROAD (2019)
- THE OUTER HARBOUR (2015)
- The Outer Harbour (2015)
- After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing and Religion (2011)
- PERFORMANCE BOND (2004)
- BLUESPRINT (2001)
- Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Orature (2001)
- 49TH PARALLEL PSALM (1999)