Alex Boyd

Alex Boyd writes poems, fiction, reviews and essays, and has published work in places such as The Globe and Mail and Taddle Creek magazine. Recently, he helped establish Best Canadian Essays, co-editing the first two collections of work selected from Canadian magazines.  His poetry collections are Making Bones Walk (2007) winner of the Gerald Lampert Award, and more recently The Least Important Man (2012).

Burning Blake

Some people would burn Blake to boil tea, if need be.
A small, invisible daisy of flame waits to bloom under
each book the day the streets are empty but for patrols,
or the day the sun turns red giant...