Bourbon & Eventide confronts the history and mythology of a failed couple, and through a subjective narrator finds humour and heartbreak in the story of the flawed pair. In a collection of tercets—fragments of memory that could stand alone, but together tell a more complete story of a couple’s past and failure—Mike Spry blends wit and honesty to bring to life a simple tale of love unrealized.
Mike Spry has written for The Toronto Star, The National Post, and Maisonneuve. He is the author of JACK, which was shortlisted for the 2009 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry, and he was nominated for the 2010 Journey Prize for a story from his collection Distillery Songs, which was shortlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award. He lives in Montreal.
“…A voice that crackles with biting humour and refreshingly straightforward fury… Spry is consistently capable of achieving levels of raw honesty rarely seen in the work of more seasoned poets.” – The Montreal Gazette