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Max Layton Touring Toronto Venues With New Book, “In The Garden of I Am”

Guernica writer Max Layton is going to be touring Toronto venues with his new book, In The Garden of I Am. He’ll be at the following spots over the next few weeks, where you can buy a signed copy from Max, and listen to a few of his songs and poems:


March 4th – The Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Avenue, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

March 7th – Words and Music Salon (Vino Rosso), 995 Bay Street, 1:30 – 4:30 PM

March 8 – Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, 5 – 7 PM

March 15th – Lucky Mike’s (Vino Rosso), 995 Bay Street, 1 – 4:30 PM

March 24th – The Art Bar, 154 Danforth Avenue, 8 – 11 PM


A published novelist and short story writer, Max Layton went legally blind a decade ago and during that difficult period recorded his first CD of original songs and began the series of linked poems which would become When the Rapture Comes (Guernica, 2012). When his eyesight was restored, Max bounced back with the release of two more albums of songs as well as his new book of poetry, In The Garden of I Am.


In The Garden of I Am has been called “one hell of a book!” by Leonard Cohen, with poems that range from the intensely personal to the profoundly philosophical. Some are funny, some deadly serious, some filled with whimsy, some with horror. Although each poem begins with the same first three words, they stylistically vary from metered rhyme to the loopy unpredictable music of free verse.


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