Steve McOrmond


Author of The Good News about Armageddon, Primer on the Hereafter and Lean Days.


Steve McOrmond

Steve McOrmond writes with precision and rich, rich language, about gizmos and lobsters and—with compassion—about the tininess of our lives in this big universe. His poems please and surprise, and you can bet there’s not enough of that around.
— Stuart Ross
I like Steve McOrmond’s pacing. His work reminds me of some of the more serious sides of Actualism or of the uptown side of the NY School’s later generations.
— Ron Silliman, Silliman's Blog

Steve McOrmond is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently The Good News about Armageddon (Brick Books 2010), which appeared on a number of book critics’ “Best of 2010” lists and was shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award. His second collection, Primer on the Hereafter (Wolsak and Wynn 2006), was awarded the Atlantic Poetry Prize. His debut collection, Lean Days (Wolsak and Wynn 2004), was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, which recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian. His work has also been anthologized in Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets and Landmarks: An Anthology of New Atlantic Canadian Poetry of the Land. Originally from Prince Edward Island, he lives in Toronto.

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