Poetry. This series of poems is a response to the 2012 mass shooting at a block party on Danzig Street, Scarborough (Toronto). The city's east end becomes a source of poetic inspiration, and the two intersecting subway lines provide the organizing structure. From west to east, and north to south—Kipling to McCowan, Finch to Downsview—the stations on the way inspiring form, voice, and content, meditation, commentary, and geometry. The City is the Poem.
Adrian De Leon, a Filipino Canadian, studies history at the University of Toronto and is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and the University of Washington, Seattle. His poetry, fiction, and scholarly articles have appeared in various periodicals and journals. He lives in Toronto.
Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN