Atlas Sneezed

Atlas Sneezed – Ron Evans (2012)

“The grey poem has nothing to do with silver, or churches, or God. It is familiar with sidewalks the foreheads of bricks the morning slump of Sundays.” (from “The Grey Poem”)

Ron Evans’ fourth collection of poems Atlas Sneezed solidifies his place among the great Canadian poets like Irving Layton, Milton Acorn, and Alden Nowlan. There is a subtle humour that permeates Ron Evans’ poems. Like the title suggests, Atlas Sneezed is a work at play with itself. Through language, imagery and song, Ron Evans lays out a puzzle for us to solve while still treating us with delectable tidbits of love, melancholy, and heart.

Read: The Grey Poem

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