Curious to find out more about Best Canadian Essays editor Alex Boyd? Check out Open Book Toronto for his Q&A; with Rob Mclennan.
1 – How did your first book change your life? How does your most recent work compare to your previous? How does it feel different?
After writing poems for over ten years, it was tremendous relief to get a chunk of it off my computer, and into people’s hands, with Making Bones Walk. The new stuff compares to the old stuff in that I still favour purpose and clarity, and differs in that it’s getting a little nuttier. There was a little of that in the first book, in poems like “Bride of Frankenstein”, but there will be more in the second – expect poems about George Orwell robots.