Here is a collection of all the poems that were written during the year 2009 by Toronto author and anthologist John Robert Colombo. Is there another poet anywhere in the world who is issuing a volume of verse a year … and has been doing so for the last dozen years?
End of Greatness offers the reader 160 or so poems on a great range of subjects, with tributes to Louis Dudek, Phyllis Gotlieb, Fletcher Markle, Treasa O’Driscoll, Carl Sagan, et al. The collection concludes with the latest installment of the poet’s ongoing dream diary. In one of the poems in this collection the poet writes as follows: “We do not need to be asleep to have dreams. / We do not need to be awake to have nightmares.” Toronto: Colombo & Company. ISBN 10-894540-57-3. Trade paperback. vii + 141 pages. $30.00. Four-colour cover with a superb design by Bill Andersen.