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ISBN 978-1-77171-030-5 Madding Aphrodite (poetry) 25.95
published 2014 349 pages

Unusual, supernatural, speculative, philosophic, filthy, Madding Aphrodite is poet John Carroll’s first novel of ideas. In this beautifully written long poem, our protagonist—an old man seeking Truth and irrevocably in love with an alien-goddess he cannot have—wanders lovelorn through an almost lunar small-town landscape informed by that most fundamental of spiritual enclaves: the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.

ISBN 978-1-897430-22-4 The Plastic Heart (poetry) 19.95
published 2008 104 pages

These poems find their centre where memories, places, and visions intersect. The narrative records how so many elements collectively press and guide the heart as it strives for understanding and unity, even in those moments when the mystery is unresolvable and unbearable.