Life is full of those moments, good and bad, that define you, make you whole, and provide direction to your journey. Richard Scarsbrook’s brilliant debut collection of poetry, Six Weeks, uncovers the moments we keep hidden deep inside, steer us through the currents and eddies of the everyday and make us who we are.
Don’t let the spareness of Richard Scarsbrook’s writing fool you—the poems in Six Weeks are lush, layered, and rich with wit and imagination. Longing and desire are frequent subjects here, and Scarsbrook doesn’t shy away from vulnerability or—uncool as it might sound—romance. There’s a big imagination at work and play in these poems, a sharp intelligence, and a resonant ear.
— Jeanette Lynes, author of Archive of the Undressed
The author of seven books, Richard Scarsbrook's award-winning writing has been published widely including literary magazines, anthologies, and journals. Scarsbrook lives in Toronto, where he teaches at George Brown College and the Humber School for Writers.