John Robert Colombo’s latest publication consists of all the poems and effects that he composed during the year 2018. The contents appear in chronological order, as do the entries in the Canadian author and anthologist’s diary or journal entries for the same year. It is surprising how many subjects and topics were depicted and described during those 365 days – difficult days by and large – so that it is hard to expound on the great range of interests shown in Future Considerations. As one poem begins: “Yes, it is hard to be a god, / Even a lesser god … / Especially a lesser god.”
6 x 8 inches, cover design by Bill Andersen, trade paperback format, published in 2019, total of 232 pages, ISBN-10 1-894540-88-3, $35 plus HST and postage.