A letter of apology to Vincent Van Gogh, a flat-footed dialogue with Bernini’s Pope Gregory, a searing glimpse into a young dissident’s life between the Wars — Colour Theory catapults readers back in time to unpack the human condition through vivid imagery and gripping narratives. It investigates how the mind deconstructs and regenerates events. The poems speak to each other and contribute to a steady momentum that’s both elegant and elastic. Collectively, they paint a visceral and highly emotive picture of the universal desire to find meaning, compassion and belonging where even the most ordinary details shimmer with new light and lyrical intensity.
Toronto writer Megan Mueller worked as a senior editor at Harcourt, Oxford University Press and Canadian Scholars’ Press for nearly two decades. She has contributed to numerous Canadian arts and literary journals including Geist, The Antigonish Review and The Dalhousie Review. Colour Theory is her first volume of poetry.
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