Poetry. Poems that echo Satie's haunting music and refract the ironies of the Parisian Dada movement A man who might be Erik Satie floats, à la Magritte, above Paris rooftops, thinking of a newly-extinct species of songbirds, 'contemplating grief in the absence of song.' By turns tender, wry, playful and fierce, the poems in Dean Steadman's second collection, APRÈS SATIE—FOR TWO AND FOUR HANDS, use surreal imagery, recurring characters and cyclical themes to evoke the repetitive nature of much of Satie's music, as well as the artistic and intellectual temperament of Paris during Satie's most creative years.
Dean Steadman's work has been widely published in Canadian journals and e-zines, as well as in the anthology Pith and Wry: Canadian Poetry (Scrivener Press, 2010). He is the author of two chapbooks: Portrait w/tulips (Leaf Editions, 2013), and Worm's Saving Day (AngelHousePress, 2015). He was a finalist in the 2011 Ottawa Book Awards for his poetry collection, their blue drowning (Frog Hollow Press, 2010). Though he was born in Montreal and studied in Halifax, he has lived in Ottawa for most of his life.Author City: OTTAWA, ON CAN