Some Late Adventure of the Feelings captures the intoxicating complexity of the grand romance. Exploring both its sustenance and how its energy is sustained, Mark Sinnett’s new poems chart the kaleidoscopic patterns of infatuation and its fractal electricity, composing, in the process, notes toward a biological chaos theory. Romance, here, presents the brain — and the rest of the body — with the most extravagant baubles. These are poems of “angular and emerald moments” and “the blue talk of sailors,” of leopard prints and Kid Cassidy. Some Late Adventure of the Feelings also shows a mind at work when it’s flooded this way, with its reversals and sidesteps, its obsessive reiterations and re-examinations, its seeming betrayals and hidden reserves, completely exposed.
Mark Sinnett is the author of Bull, a collection of stories. His first volume of poems, The Landing, won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award in 1998. He was born in England in 1963 and moved to Canada in 1980.
Published: April 2000
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.