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A Devil Every Day is out now! My second full-length poetry collection—complete with verses and aphorisms about Western philosophy, houseplants, and the Devil—has been 7+ years in the making.

“If the devil is in the details, then John Nyman is in there as well, rooting around, exploring the icky corners of good and evil (and beyond), blurring the lines between animal, vegetable, mineral, and the divine. A Devil Every Day takes the lines we would normally call “poetry” and twists them into shapes we haven’t even discovered yet.” — George Murray, author of Problematica

“Intricate, thoughtful, and erudite, John Nyman’s A Devil Every Day probes the workings of dogmatism and hypocrisy in playful, sonorous language.” — Annick MacAskill, Governor General’s Award-winning author of Shadow Blight

Purchase A Devil Every Day directly from Palimpsest Press, or at one of my launch events below!




SPRINGTIME IN HELL launch tour

May 3 - Windsor - w/ Jade Wallace @Biblioasis Bookshop (poster)

May 11 - Toronto - w/ Michelle Brown, Shane Neilson, Concetta Principe @Another Story Bookshop (poster)

May 16 - London - w/ Concetta Principe and Katriana Koch-Cochran @TAP (poster)

May 31 - Montreal - UNHOLY UNION w/ Jessica Bebenek @Casa del Popolo (poster) (tickets)

June 6 - Saskatoon - w/ Kevin Spenst and Mari-Lou Rowley @Peryton Books (poster) (poetry crawl)

June 20 - Guelph - w/ Kevin Spenst @ArtBar (poster coming soon)


More dates TBA!




The “Springtime in Hell” launch tour is supported by
funding from the League of Canadian Poets