Troy Jollimore—Chico’s Philosopher-Poet
Tom Thomson in Purgatory garnered philosophy professor Troy Jollimore critical acclaim. His next book of poems, At Lake Scugog, continued to look at the larger-than-life Tom Thomson, as well as the philosophical concepts that are the focus of Jollimore’s teaching. The title poem begins, “Where what I see comes to rest/at the edge of the lake/against what I think I see”. Jollimore won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013.