John Nyman


John Nyman is a poet, critic, and book artist of mixed European and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. His previous works include a Gerald Lampert Award-shortlisted poetry collection (Players), an erasure of words and images from the Choose Your Own Adventure series of children’s books (Your Very Own), and a classic text of Lacanian psycho-analysis reprinted in a nearly illegible typeface (The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-analysis: A Selection). John hails from Tkaronto / Toronto, where he currently works as a postsecondary communication instructor and helps administer the plumb art gallery and project space on St. Clair West. Find him online at

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