Shape of Things to Come

Lemm’s hard-living characters follow paths through relationships with family, friends, and lovers, discovering and crossing their limits as they try to find their way in the world. A man takes a chance on love after he encounters an exotic opera singer on an airplane. Two brothers face their own ghosts as they come to terms with their father’s death. A young man tries to live with his friends’ idea of justice after one of them crosses the line. The stories resonate long after the pages are closed, offering a fresh voice from one of Atlantic Canada’s finest poets.

RICHARD LEMM has been a faculty member at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and writer in residence and poetry instructor for various community colleges, libraries, school districts, and writing programs across the country. He is currently a professor of Canadian and English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Prince Edward Island. He is the author of several volumes of poetry, as well the biography, Milton Acorn: In Love and Anger.

Published by Acorn Press.

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