Don’t Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something
Don’t Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something — Paul Vermeersch’s fifth collection of poetry — is, as its title suggests, a lyrical meditation on written language and the end of civilization. It combines centos, glosas, erasures, text collage, and other forms to imagine a post-apocalyptic literature built, or rebuilt, from the rubble of the texts that came before.
Paul Vermeersch is a poet, editor, and teacher. His work has been a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the K.M. Hunter Artist Award, and the Trillium Book Award. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph for which he received the Governor General’s Gold Medal. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, where he is senior editor of Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd.