Introducing Constellations of Desire at Poetry New Westminster, BC, 23 October 2016. (Photo: Courtesy Ken Ader)

Constellations of Desire

Constellations of Desire is the third book of a sequence on ethical considerations. Part one is Caravaggio’s Dagger; part two is Mahler and Freud Meet in Leiden. The desire of the title refers to the affect discussed by Spinoza, and defined in Part III of his Ethics as: “Desire is man’s very essence, insofar as it is conceived…

Hendrik Slegtenhorst, at Poetry New West, New Westminster, BC,  reading from A Sequence on Ethics, 15 January 2017 (Photo: Alan Hill)

Hendrik Slegtenhorst – Literary CV

Hendrik Slegtenhorst has published Caravaggio‘s Dagger (Iguana, Toronto, 2013, 105 pp.) and over 140 works in established media. He is a professional member of the Canadian Authors’ Association, and a full member of the League of Canadian Poets. He is a past co-chair of the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton, past president of the Federation of British…