Mountain Tea: & Other Poems

Peter Van Toorn

"A wildly inventive tour de force." -Toronto Star

"The more I look at this collection, the more I'm convinced that it's indispensable... This is honestly not the kind of book you forgive yourself for missing... Please buy it."

"An original genius. Van Toorn's poetry is as rooted in various ancient traditions of verse as it is in jazz rhythms and the vernacular of the Canadian present. He is equally masterful in free verse as he is within the confines of the sonnet. Poetry like this explodes the false dichotomies of postmodern and classical, formalist and avant-garde, traditional and experimental. ... Van Toorn's poetic resources seem almost limitless." -Books in Canada