If you've ever visited Toronto's Kensington Market on a pedestrian Sunday, you may have spotted The Therapist Is In - or even had a quick $1 session with her. The therapist is also a poet - our own Svetlana Lilova, and her Metaphysical Dictionary is now in Kensington too: at knife | fork | book of course, the fantastic new poetry bookshop.
Dumagrad Books are now available at all four locations of the fabulous Book City in Toronto.
What they're saying about our books
Dave Green vividly juxtaposes textures and moods in his pictures, arousing an emotional response whether from the nude stills, diverse faces or simply a cemetery where a crippled old man comes face to face with death. A major achievement for this artist.
Wendy on Personal
The stories in this collection are about quiet, yet intense emotion; the tunnel vision selfishness of childhood, a tragic familiarization with rejection, miscommunication and its resulting loneliness. There was something I took away from each story, something that resonated with me.
Allie on You Call This Home
This sly, whimsical debut collection by Toronto poet Svetlana Lilova is not much more than pocket-sized, but its poetic reach is expansive... At their best, these epigrammatic gems resonate profoundly.
Barb Carey on Metaphysical Dictionary
I love this daring collection. Lilova is a veritable artist of consciousness - her poems are laconic Pollack drips of connotational calligraphy - true impressionism. Sober and surreal at once.
Pavel Somov on Metaphysical Dictionary
A series of beautiful short poems and abstract sentences. The concept of this book is so unique and the end product, in both the physical and written sense, is just mesmerizing. This book required my entire heart and mind whilst reading it.
Dannii Elle on Metaphysical Dictionary
Profound, whimsical and wise, delightfully illustrated by Graham Falk. Lilova offers us a compass, a roadmap, a mirror and a prism through which we can distill our lived experience and inner selves in this small, elegant volume.
Educateria on Metaphysical Dictionary