Paradoxides. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2012.
Don McKay's Paradoxides (2012) is perhaps the most accomplished collection here, if not the sexiest (though if subsections were to be employed in this review, the section dedicated to McKay could be called Kinky Boots).
(64) For most of Paradoxides McKay is preoccupied with concerns of a higher order, namely, the very problem that tortured Coleridge in "Kubla Khan": how to capture in words a thought, emotion, moment, or place so that another person can experience it.
Though the poet cannot help but have fun throughout the text with the paradox buried within paradoxides, the title actually refers to a species of trilobite that functions now as an index fossil proving parts of Newfoundland were once part of Avalonia, a micro-continent made up of land masses that now comprise parts of Great Britain and the North American east coast.