John Barton’s previous books include Great Men, Designs from the Interior, Sweet Ellipsis, and Hypothesis. West of Darkness: Emily Carr, a self-portrait, his acclaimed third book, was republished in a bilingual edition in 2006. Co-editor of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay Male Poets, he lives in Victoria. Barton edited The Malahat Review for many years.
Hymn is his ninth collection.