John Terpstra

 Author photo: Jeff Tessier

Author photo: Jeff Tessier

John Terpstra is the author of ten books of poetry and four books of non-fiction. He often plays in that zone where human beings interact with nature – nature in the city, not the country. The nature he gravitates toward is one that has some experience of us, has had to live with us and our demands, and is no longer pure or whole or perfect, but still somehow manages to be itself – maybe even more than when it was “wild.” He is interested in how natural geography and built geography integrate and relate to each other, and in how history is simultaneous with now. Daylighting Chedoke is a companion book to his two earlier books about Hamilton as a living, breathing geographical location, Falling into Place and The House with the Parapet Wall.

Titles by John Terpstra

Daylighting Chedoke: Exploring Hamilton's Hidden Creek (2018)

This Orchard Sound (2014)

Naked Trees (2012)

The Church Not Made with Hands (1997)

 

 

Books by this author