A figure journeys through his Old City, speaking sonnets - some from memory, some from contemporary condition and relationship with his place. He has no way to return home. He is in exile.
"Feral Domicile occupies a highly ritualized sphere, a place of omens, where all encounters have portent, and objects are milestones and signs marking the road already travelled and the distance left to cover. there is at the hart of this book the kind of existential struggle, that when encountered in poetry, we find cathartic and fortifying."
- Tom Henihan, author of A Further Exile, and A mortar of seeds.
"All golden book are Bibles -- art illuminated and brilliant with vision. Few poets succeed in making such books. Among English Canadians, there are leonard Cohen and Gwendolyn MacEwen. And let us add Boyd Warren Chubbs...[his] art is superb, classical; his words refresh prophecy and chant gospel...Chubbs is able to show us the actual world -- one of doom and eternity -- that we otherwise refuse to see."
- George Elliot Clark, Governor General's award winner for poetry
About the Author
Boyd Warren Chubbs was born in L'Anse Au Clair, Labrador on Bloomsday, 1955 to Una (nee Cribb) and Gordon Victor Chubbs. His poetry and music have been broadcast and featured on both regional and national CBC Radio and Television. He has received numerous private and public commissions for drawings and illuminations. rnrnFrom 1987 to 1990 Boyd was Poet-in-Residence at the former Nova Scotia Teacher's College in Truro.