As unpredictable as the seasons that guide it, Weathervane is part eco-tourism, part domestic nocturne, and part tempest. In a shifting world, Mark Sampson resounds like a modern Zeus, advising his readers to “wear galoshes, / even if it doesn’t rain.” Weathervane is an intensely personal, alchemical debut from an accomplished new voice.
Mark Sampson’s poetry has appeared in This magazine, FreeFall, The Nashwaak Review, QWERTY, and Toronto Poetry Vendors, among other places. In 2012, he won The Puritan’s inaugural Thomas Morton Memorial Award for Literary Excellence in the poetry category. He has also published two novels and a collection of short stories. Originally from PEI, he now lives and writes in Toronto. Weathervane is his first poetry collection.