BIOGRAPHY

Jono Borden

Jono Borden is a Canadian poet whose raucous verse reverberates with visceral vigour, mining personal experience to mint transgressive lyricism opining on the self-created individual.

A mercurial and prolific wordsmith communicating to the world his “iconoclassicist” musings, Jono’s voluminous outpouring is a smattering and smashing of many traditions, conjuring reactions as diverse and divisive as his influences.

Exploring and exploiting with acid wit and encyclopædic erudition a pronounced interest in occultism and sexuality, dogged commitment to understanding and transcending society’s complicated relationship with both belies Borden’s baroque style of expression.

Jono’s bibliography and discography comprises five books and two discs, including his debut poetry collection Simple Simony (2013), the verse novel Isaac & Iskandar (2015), the double-album 7×5 (Uncut) (2016), his second poetry collection Between the Silver and the Mirror (2017), the novel Where the Willow Does Not Weep (2019), and his third poetry collection Diamond & Dagger (expected 2021).