Peter Norman’s debut collection, At the Gates of the Theme Park, is the newest book forming the parade of class-A Canadian poetic debuts this year. The book was published by the very surprising little Toronto house (literally, it’s just a house) Mansfield Press. The book is a variegated and exceptionally dexterous first collection, using landscapes real and imagined to stage dramas that concern romance, history, work, identity, and more.
Peter Norman exchanged emails with Torontoist’s poetry contributor, Jacob McArthur Mooney, on either side of a move from Halifax to Toronto.
MORE AT BOOKS.TORONTOIST.COM >