Between the Silver and the Mirror

Jono Borden – Between the Silver and the Mirror

Between the Silver and the Mirror

(Poetry Collection.) Drunk on fame, an artist looks into his glass and finds no reflection. Between the silver and the mirror of decadence and decay he hides an identity he himself begins to question. What is wrong with him? Why can he only create but not experience? Why can he not feel the things he describes? This is a creature who, made in the image of his creator, does not resemble a god in appearance, but in ability; an artist, like his maker, can create, destroy, love, hate, forgive, condemn, father, and kill. But what when the picture, a canvas wet with either pain(t), sweat, tears, or blood, can distinguish between neither? What then? This is the tale, told in a vicious cycle of incisive poems, of a wordsmith working an idiom into an existence; an author whose life’s meaning cannot be deduced anymore from what things he brings forth.

“His chutzpah is bracing, brazen. [He has what] one finds in Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Jimi Hendrix, and the words of other great, rock songsmiths. Dude’s got guts!”
—George Elliott Clarke, Poet Laureate of Canada


Halifax: Jono Borden | First Edition (October 17, 2017)
Rights Territory: Worldwide

CIPO Registration 1153663

☞ Subjects (LCSH):

Fame—Psychological aspects—Poetry | Identity (Philosophical concept)—Poetry | Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)—Poetry | Artists—Psychology—Poetry | Pride and vanity—Poetry | Canadian poetry—21st century

☞ Form/Genre (LCGFT):

Gothic poetry | Noir poetry | Lyrical poetry | Gay poetry

☞ Subjects (BISAC):

POE021000 POETRY / LGBT | POE011000 POETRY / Canadian

☞ Keywords (BISAC):

Aesthetics | Good & Evil | Ethics & Moral Philosophy | Free Will & Determinism | Occultism | Magick Studies | Alchemy | Afterlife & Reincarnation

☞ Classification (LCC):

PR9299.4.B673 B48 2017 | PS8603.O716 B48 2017

☞ Classification (DDC):

811/.6—dc23 | 819.154 B728b

☞ Other Identifiers (ISTC):


☞ Reviews: [Forthcoming]

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