Drawing on Arthurian myth, the Romantic poets, the ill-fated "Great War" efforts of the Newfoundland Regiment, modern parenthood, 16-bit video games, and Major League Baseball, these poems examine the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, both as individuals and as communities, in order to explain how and why we are the way we are. At its heart, Romantic interrogates our western society's idealized, self-deluding personal and cultural perspectives. (From Biblioasis)
Mark Callanan is a St. John's poet and author of two previous poetry collections, Gift Horse and Scarecrow as well as two poetry chapbooks, Skylarking and Sea Legend (Frog Hollow Press, 2010). He was a founding editor of the St. John's-based literary journal Riddle Fence and was the co-editor for The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry.