Fredericton’s St. Thomas University’s The Nashwaak Review, in its Summer/Fall 2016 issue, has published four more poems from Mahler and Freud Meet in Leiden, completed in Edmonton in 2015, and which is the second book of three of the poetic sequence on ethical considerations. The sequence begins with Caravaggio’s Dagger (completed Vancouver, 2005), and will conclude with Constellations of Desire (anticipated to complete in Vancouver, 2018).
“Real Estate” is the opening poem of the book, from the segment on dispossession. Written in 2005, it is set in Vancouver. “In a Parish of Perfect Pretense,” “Morning on Front Street,” and “Breakers” are from the book’s second segment on stopovers, the not entirely anticipated pauses one comes to in one’s life. Written between 2007 and 2014 in various locales in New Brunswick, British Columbia and Alberta, all three are set in New Brunswick.