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Praise for Timely Irreverence

MillAr's writing foregrounds a wry self-awareness: most of the poems thematize themselves as poems, as avowedly contingent verbal artifacts (as in the title poem: "I'm tinkering with these lines . . ."). Another preoccupation in his work seems to be with collisions of representation and violence, as in “More Trouble with the Obvious," where in a kind of dark comedy of innocence he describes how “kids” turn found objects into imaginary guns, which still – as mundane alchemies, blurring creativity into threat – have the potential to “blow you away.”
—Kevin McNeilly, Frank Styles Blog

Timely Irreverence from Jay Millar brings another sardonic yet insightful perspective from the Canadian perspective, well worth considering.
—John Taylor, Midwest Book Review