"Ball's phrases often fold in on themselves suddenly to produce startling mouthfuls of dream and delight ... The reader doesn't even notice the trapdoor that's opened beneath their giddy feet."
"Ball is not only a virtuoso of language and form, but a virtuoso of our present moment, exploring how we are entwined in words and history and how we find ourself here and now, surrounded by ourselves and our words."
"Jonathan Ball deploys [a] distinctive blend of sinister insight and munificent imagination, illuminating horror and dark humour, artful precision and formal play."
PRE-ORDER (SHIPS FALL 2019) — A poetic meditation on the modern world: Rilkean elegies for an iPhone, sonnets about The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and other strange missives from the poet laureate of Hell. All pre-orders signed by the author. Thank you for buying this book!
***BONUS: For a limited time, all pre-orders of THE NATIONAL GALLERY will be shipped with a signed copy of THE POLITICS OF KNIVES at no additional cost.***
An anthology of weird fiction featuring writers who have all lived in Winnipeg for a time and been inspired, horrified, changed by that experience. Features an introduction by Jonathan Ball and a short story by Richard Crow (aka Jonathan Ball).