The Poet Is a Radio
Li Bai has journeyed across the world and perhaps across centuries. When he comes across a bag of money in a downtown parking lot, we also meet the delinquent who lost the bag of money in the first place. The assemblage in Jack Hannan’s first novel are driven by wordsmithery, trickery, and flights of such fancy—for an instant, the signal comes in clearly, and we might all step into this world where anything is possible.
SHORTLISTED for the 2016 QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
Jack Hannan has been a hotwalker, a typesetter for Fred Louder, a bookseller, and a publisher. Some Frames was shortlisted for the 2011 QWF A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. The Poet Is a Radio was shortlisted for the QWF Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. His second novel, I Am the Earth the Plants Grow Through, will be out with LLP in the Fall 2021. He lives in Montreal.