POINTS OF DEPARTURE
Vallum Chapbook Series No. 10
A series of memorable short poems that revolve around modest moments made clever and curious. From the conundrum of falling in love with a reptile with a human heart to urbanized polar bears, Gobert offers insights on every day life through twisting average gestures into something more. While some poems read as exquisite inventories, others edify the reader. Gobert occupies various perspectives and offers sensory scenes set in public spaces, such as the metro, the market, the office, and the cemetery. This collection accomplishes what all good writing should; it captures the ordinary and conveys it as extraordinary.
Julian Gobert is a writer, composer, and filmaker originally from Moose Jaw, SK and currently living in Toronto. He received a BMus from McGill University and an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College in Oakland, California. His poetry has previously appearing in Prism International, CV2, dANDelion, The Nashwaak Review, and Prairie Fire.
This chapbook is not available as a digital edition.