“Sometimes backed with morgue-like historical fodder, other times sparse and linguistically playful, Quinn’s book is a ‘jackhammer to the simple concrete things,’ perhaps fitting that a line from his own book best describes the work.” — Broken Pencil
“Quinn has written this painting in a collage of images, mixing the metaphoric with the real, both embedded in the bedrock of the Toronto subway. Reality as hard as the rails on which it rides. Metaphoric as Savoy Brown’s Hellbound Train. Train as triune brain each rail a synapse between the ganglia of stations. Bicamerality divided.” — Prairie Fire
Philip Quinn lives in Toronto. His poetry has appeared in Inkstone, Rampike, sub-Terrain, Cabaret Vert, Snow Monkey and Anemone Sidecar. His short fiction has appeared in Quarry, blood + aphorisms, Front & Centre, Canadian Fiction magazine, Kiss Machine, Broken Pencil and Lichen journal. In 2000, a collection of short fiction entitled Dis Location, Stories After the Flood was published by Gutter Press. The Double, a novel, was published by Gutter in 2003. Quinns journalism has appeared in The Ottawa Citizen, National Post and the Toronto Star. The SubWay is his first collection of poetry.
October 2008 | Poetry
6×8 inches | 135 pages