'Foreman quite evidently had a lot of fun writing these poems, and readers will reap the benefits of his pleasure-driven efforts.' Huffington Post
'A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People is the private abecedary of a playful but serious imagination, a field guide to daydreams and frailties ... Make no mistake about it: We are in a golden age of Canadian poetry.’ Michael Lista, National Post
'Foreman is a meticulous versifier with a sensitive ear ... These poems yearn to be read aloud, to be shown to the person next to you on the bus. This Complete Encyclopedia is a small masterpiece.' Geist
This compendium of bipeds makes all others obsolete. A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People is full of eclectic wisdom, uncanny beasts and refracted truisms. Foreman’s cerebral sleights-of-hand are so electric, my mind wouldn’t close my eyes. It’s about time someone got us” down for what we are.’ Jeramy Dodds, author of Crabwise to the Hounds
About the Author
Gabe Foreman was born in Thunder Bay. He has worked as a tree planter in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. He’s a co-founder of littlefishcartpress, and his writing has appeared in a number of literary journals, including Grain, Fiddlehead and Event. His work placed second in CV2’s two-day poem contest and a selection was shortlisted for the cbc Literary Awards. Currently, he lives in Montreal, where he manages the soup kitchen at a long-established mission.