A Devil Every Day


Through a kaleidoscope of philosophy, critical theory, and folk theology, A Devil Every Day surveys the terrain where white Western culture blends into pure evil. Twisting into aphorisms, inner dialogues, and incantations, John Nyman’s poems are caught between complacency and a disquieting agnosticism, contemplating the problematic pleasures and unremarkable monstrosities of the contemporary West. Ultimately, A Devil Every Day asks: what hope is there for personal integrity in a radically moralizing future?


John Nyman

John Nyman is a poet, critic, and book artist of mixed European and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. His previous works include a Gerald Lampert Award-shortlisted poetry collection (Players), an erasure of words and images from the Choose Your Own Adventure series of children’s books (Your Very Own), and a classic text of Lacanian psycho-analysis reprinted in a nearly illegible typeface (The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-analysis: A Selection). John hails from Tkaronto / Toronto, where he currently works as a postsecondary communication instructor and helps administer the plumb art gallery and project space on St. Clair West. Find him online at johnnyman.ca.

Chapter Title Contents Contributors Pages Year Price


This sec tion contains the poems: The Devil Writing I When I Roll Downhill Backwards Aphorisms Collaboration Life-Death White Mood The Devil’s Mind Seed Ball Sunlight Celebrate I ID: … 18 $1.80


This section contains the poems: New Binaries The Devil’s People Laughable Aphorisms The Devil The Devil’s Song The Devil’s Fire New Normal I Am I Am The Likeable Devil The … 18 $1.80


This section contains the poems: Trinities Sad Aphorisms The Devil’s Soul Wikihole Reality A Plant is Not a Nation My Houseplants’ Reality Wikiholing The Genuine Devil Baffling … 23 $2.30