In this, his fourth collection of poetry, Norman has mastered the poetic form known as the terminal, where a poem takes the last word of each line from the corresponding lines of another poem. These are poems with past lives – animated by rhythm while haunted by memory; poems that conjure moments of the supernatural while they wrestle with the boundary between our world and the half-remembered one lurking just beneath its surface.
Peter Norman has published a novel and three previous poetry collections. Born in Vancouver, he has lived in Calgary, Edmonton, Windsor (Ontario), Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto, where he now lives with his wife, author Melanie Little. He makes his living as a freelance book editor.