Literate. Illiterate.Bewitching... In his debut collection--a nine part whimsical discourse, Canadian author/artist Rolli waxes poetic about everything under 'the muscular sun'. There are poems about peaches and plums, about desperate celebs and monster poets, mistresses and mummified cats. Strange, celebratory, self-mocking, these are poems to be gulped down like summer fruit.
Rollick with Rolli through coddled lawns and parlour rooms, sloshing tea with gingercats under bluebird moons and slopping wine with bathing bachelorette hieresses in a world plum-stuffed with all things epicurean and bewitching, from English to Egyptian, the pathologic and the philosophic. By Canada's Charles Anderson (Rolli), recipient of the 2007 John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award; and winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. With illustrations by the author. Colour. 5.5 x 8.5. 128 pages.