The Properties of Things continues David Solway’s explorations in the realm of fictive translation, this time that of the obscure thirteenth century scholar Bartolomaeus Anglicus. The result is a poetic alphabetary, ranging from the bawdy to the sublime. David Solway has been called “an internationalist of the imagination.” More importantly, Solway remains one of the country’s most brilliant and inventive poets, his work rich in illusion, music and metaphor.
“Solway’s work has a rushing, metaphoric brilliance…it is always informed by a knowing humour.”—Saturday Night
“It is impossible to keep pace with David Solway’s inventiveness.”—Canadian Book Review Award