If poetry reminds you of trying to shake someone’s hand with a sex toy, you too may have been born under the “cosmic sigil” of the double-headed dildo.
These double-headed sonnets — in which endings become funhouse mirrors, event horizons, and corsets all at once — explore the distances between and within bodies.
Most DBL launch dates have been postponed or cancelled due to concerns over transmission of COVID-19. An updated tour schedule is forthcoming.
Andy Verboom is from subrural Nova Scotia and lives in K'jipuktuk (Halifax). He is a founder of the art-about-art magazine long con, the lit & art collaboration series Couplets, and the collaborative poetry micro-press Collusion Books.
His poetry has won Frog Hollow’s Chapbook Contest and Descant’s Winston Collins Prize, been shortlisted for CV2's Young Buck Prize and Arc's Poem of the Year, and appeared in Prism, The Puritan, Vallum, and elsewhere.
DBL (knife fork book, 2020) is his sixth chapbook.
"The Barer Sheet" & "Campfire Rounds from Ancient Earth" [collaborative performances] | Sesquisharp at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts (Aug 2019)
“Of the Building of Cities” | The Lampeter Review 15 (Dec 2017)
“Roofspeak” | PRISM international 56.1 (Nov 2017)
“The Critique of a Handsome Vacuum” | Arc Poetry Magazine 81 (Nov 2016)
“Sea Cucumber Elegy” | Contemporary Verse 2 29.1 (July 2016)
“Gastromance” | Arc Poetry Magazine 80, Poem of the Year Shortlist (June 2016)
“Evil Arrow-sign God” & “Vesuvian Man” | BafterC 8.1 (May 2016)
“Moon Hill” | Hart House Review (Spring 2015)
“Rite” | Descant 165, Winston Collins Prize for Best Canadian Poem (Summer 2014)
“Olbers’s Paradox” | Echolocation Magazine Poetry Contest Winner Broadsheet (July 2012)
"Of Mermaids and Men: a review of Jessie Jones's Nix" | PRISM international (10 Jan 2018)
Conscientious Conceptualism and Poetic Practice | Editor in Residence series | The Town Crier (April – May 2017)
“Review: Christine Leclerc’s Oilywood“ | The Town Crier (16 Feb 2015)
“Sonneteering: Billy Collins’s ‘Sonnet'” | The Town Crier (18 April 2013)
“Sonneteering: Mark Haddon’s ‘A Rough Guide'” | The Town Crier (2 April 2013)