In the mail today I received my official copy of the League of Canadian Poets Boomerang: Re/vers/ed Poems. It looks great. Kudos to John Oughton for editing and producing the chapbook, kudos to Steve McCabe for his wonderful artwork, and, of course, kudos to everyone who contributed to the magazine.
I started reading from the back first–ok, I’ll admit some of the reasoning there is I’m third from last– but I also thought it appropriate, considering these are poems going backwards. And forwards. Some are palindromes, some reverse stanza’s, some reversed lines, and like what kicked it off, a poem by M.E. Csamer reversed by Harold Rhenisch, some are completely different poems, in reverse.
Amazing how something backward flashed forward so quickly.