Author Archives: jrc

New Publication!

Less of Light is the title of the latest volume of poetry composed by John Robert Colombo. It consists of all the poems and literary effects that the author and anthologist wrote between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011. … Continue reading

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Last book of 2011

Aphorisms are on my mind these days. I have released a new collection of them. A Quaint and Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore consists of 104 pages of aphoristic expressions, comments, and observations that go from Abkhazia and Achievement to … Continue reading

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Jeepers …

Jeepers Creepers … Yes, the title of my latest book is Jeepers Creepers … and it consists of about three dozen ghost stories … that is, told-as-true accounts of encounters with ghosts and spirits reported by Canadians from across the … Continue reading

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Taking Jung to Task

“In her thoughtful epic work, Sophia Writ Large / Sophia Writ Small, Canadian poet Ruth Colombo takes Jung to task.” So writes Daryl Sharp in his newly published book Trampled to Death by Geese. His book combines memoir and commentary. … Continue reading

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Aphorisms Aplenty

Gnomology is an old word for an old activity: the study, the collection, or the writing of aphorisms and aphoristic expressions. James Geary, the English writer and authority on the subject of aphorisms, has dubbed me a “modern gnomologist.” Imponderables … Continue reading

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Ghost Books

Ghosts and Where to Find Them These are the notes that I made for an talk that I delivered at The Grange, Saturday, 24 Oct. 2009. The Grange in question is in Mississauga, not The Grange at the Art Gallery … Continue reading

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Debate on the Value of Religion

An Impressionistic Review of the Debate between Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchins. My wife Ruth and I want to thank Deon Ramgoolam for making available to us two tickets to the Munk Debate at Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, November … Continue reading

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The Latest Tesseract

Tesseracts 14 is the lastest volume in the on-going series of anthologies of fantastic literature written by new Canadian writers. The series was founded by Judith Merril, and this year’s anthology is edited by John Robert Colombo and Brett Alexander … Continue reading

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The Sumuru Omnibus

John Robert Colombo has long been a fan of the writings of Sax Rohmer, the Anglo-Irish novelist who created the infamous character Dr. Fu Manchu as well as other imaginative master criminals along with their dogged secret-agent nemeses. Rohmer’s vital years … Continue reading

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Tears of Our Lady

Tears of Our Lady is a book that resists ready description because it is singular. It attempts to recreate the monograph called Tears of Our Lady which was introduced by the English mystery-story writer Sax Rohmer into the pages of the five fantasy … Continue reading

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