My latest book of poems, Broken Dawn Blessings, is now out from ECW Press. It was recently shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award, from the League of Canadian Poets.

I’ve published four other collections of poetry:

Complicity was published by McClelland & Stewart (a division of Penguin Random House) in 2014, and was shortlisted for a number of awards including the Raymond Souster Award and the Housatonic Book Award. Stephanie Burt included it in an essay for the Boston Review, and you can find individual poems from the collection here. You can also hear one of the poems from the collection recited by some incredibly talented teenagers at the Poetry In Voice website. Seeing these kids bring my poem to life has been one of the highlights of my poetic career.

Jeremiah, Ohio was published by House of Anansi Press in 2008. It’s a novel in poems that tells the story of a would-be biblical prophet wandering the rest stops and diners of middle America with his syllable-counting companion, Bruce. The book was shortlisted for Ontario’s Trillium Award for Poetry. There’s a Youtube video of me reading a couple of poems from the book here.

Crowd of Sounds was published by House of Anansi Press in 2003. It won Ontario’s Trillium Award for Poetry in 2004. You can find a poem from the collection here.

Jonah’s Promise won the First Series Book Award and was published by MidList Press in 2000. MidList Press is now defunct, but you can still find copies of the book around in the world. If you’re having trouble, feel free to contact me.

Through the framework of a beloved’s illness and a city’s violence, these poems meet head-on forces both private and public that threaten vitality and well-being. They are offerings at the doorway of pain, insights of ferocious tenderness given with committed attention to the extraordinary and the everyday. Deeply felt and rendered with care, Adam Sol’s poem-blessings are honest, risky, and necessary.

the Jurors for the Raymond Souster Prize

As someone who’s spent most of her life reading and writing poems, I’m thrilled by Sol’s ability to describe what he loves in a way that teaches me to see it, too.

Tracy K. Smith, on How a Poem Moves

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