Mark Lavorato's debut poetry collection, Wayworn Wooden Floors, is a striking piece of work, informed by an acute observer tuned to the everyday. These frank, thoughtful poems evoke both the tragedy and the comedy endemic to daily existence. Lavorato's poems are penned in accessible, unpretentious verse, which is as clear as it is varied in form, tone, and vantage.
Mark gives an overview of the book:
I'm a Canadian novelist and poet. My third novel is just out with House of Anansi press. My second, Believing Cedric, was released in 2011, and met with critical acclaim. While my first, Veracity, has been incorporated into curricula in the US, and the e-book edition has been...