Ryan Knighton

  • C'MON PAPA: DISPATCHES FROM A DAD IN THE DARK

    Cmon Papa

    "Every new parent behaves like they're the first human to have given birth, and you don't always want to be seated beside them at a dinner party. What makes Knighton special is that, being blind, he's exquisitely attuned to every detail of the experience, every moment of joy and embarrassment, in a way that can make the merely sighted feel, frankly, unperceptive. His book made me want to have another kid, just to see what I missed the first time round."
        ~
    Daniel Richler, author of  Kicking Tomorrow


    COCKEYED

    Cockeyed-Ryan Knighton

    “Those of us in the sighted world may have walked past a blind person and asked, "How, exactly, do they do it?" Knighton, a creative-writing teacher whose talent shines on every page of this feisty, bittersweet memoir, both answers that question and shrugs it off as he describes his 15-year descent into darkness… it's his penchant for disdaining pity and shame that makes this such a compelling, sturdy read. Grade A” 
        ~Entertainment Weekly


    CARS

    Cars

    "George Bowering and Ryan Knighton get it right: every car is a story; every car ride is a long poem."
        ~Sharon Thesen  


    SWING IN THE HOLLOW: POEMS

    swing in the hollow

    "...meditative and immediate ... hewn deftly out of pop culture ... imploded epic and a localism played closer than white on rice."
        ~Wayde Compton, author of 49th Parallel Psalm  


    For more information, contact:

        rknighton@capilanou.ca or 604-986-1911 local 2416
        http://www.ryanknighton.com/