Winner 2013 CAA Award for Poetry
McKay is the multi-award-winning author of twelve books of poetry, most recently Paradoxides; Strike/Slip,winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize; and Camber: Selected Poems, a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. McKay is also known as a poetry editor, and he has taught poetry in universities across the country. He presently lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
This is McKay at his inimitable best mixing “feral ultrasound” with “palaver in Polyglot.” In Paradoxides—not so much poisonous paradoxes as an anchoring in time by way of things—in this case, a fossil from the Carboniferous—he continues his quest for a kind of flat ontology of vibrant things: fossil, rock, raven, loon, ferry skipper, poet, walking stick, in which our thinking these things is also a vibrant thing that turns out to be this book.