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Praise for Earworm

I submit to the fair-minded reader that coolness ... has never really been a going concern for Canadian poets. In recent years, there have been a modest clutch ... who really pull it off. Nick Thran is one of them. His poems are cool. Genuinely, impossibly cool.
—Michael Lista, National Post

Slowly asserting itself in Thran's work and demeanour is an assured moral compass that makes him, above all, feel uniquely genuine.
—Jeff Latosik, Open Book: Toronto author blogs

...Thran demonstrates how high and low can be perfect bedfellows with a wise technician working behind the scenes. I have my fingers crossed that the author follows this fruitful path in future collections, mining the collisions that occur across the strata of culture.
—Spencer Gordon, Maple Tree Literary Supplement