I Was Just Thinking (Paperback)

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An important collection by a superb talent reflecting the poet's world during the lockdown/Pandemic. This is Sean Mcdermott's first collection of poems, each one surrounding a single realization of a visual truth in action. The poems cascade outward in reckless examination of a moment, a memory, and then retreat toward resolution.

"During my solitude, I have taken a deep dive into personal history and common emotion. The poems deal with my thoughts on relationships, alcoholism, illness, music and escapism into memories and fantasy. The work is wrapped in a protective layer of reality and optimism...." —The Author

"Sean's poetry makes you want to lock the doors, draw the curtains, curl up and draw yourself into the universe between your ears. But really, is that not what poetry is for?" —David Berlin, co-founder and first editor Walrus Magazine, former owner and editor of Literary Review of Canada, author of over 100 articles

About the Author


Sean McDermott is an Irish-Canadian poet, songwriter, lyricist, and avid swimmer. His career as a songwriter and performer has taken him to Ireland where he established a significant following. He currently lives in Toronto working on a second collection of poems and working on various rock rhythm and blues musical projects as a vocalist.

Praise For…


"During my solitude, I have taken a deep dive into personal history and common emotion. The poems deal with my thoughts on relationships, alcoholism, illness, music and escapism into memories and fantasy. The work is wrapped in a protective layer of reality and optimism.... This is my first collection of poems, each one surrounding a single realization of a visual truth in action. The poems cascade outward in reckless examination of a moment, a memory, and then retreat toward resolution." —Sean McDermott

"Sean's poetry makes you want to lock the doors, draw the curtains, curl up and draw yourself into the universe between your ears. But really, is that not what poetry is for?" —David Berlin, co-founder and first editor Walrus Magazine, former owner and editor of Literary Review of Canada, author of over 100 articles

"Billie Holiday once said that music should transport you to the horizon. No surprise that Sean McDermott is an accomplished singer and songwriter, and of the bad-boy rock variety too, because his poems, lyrical and transporting, angry, beautiful and beguiling, frequently take us beyond the horizon to another country, and the largely unpaid debt to the past that we as humans share. The crispness of small bare feet in fresh-baked sand, whisper of the sea, warmth of a lover’s hand - or the regret of its absence - are just a few of the immersive memories awakened in all the senses with a gentle and familiar stab to the chest, as evoked by Sean’s deeply honest writing. If it’s true what they say about our entire lives flashing before our eyes at the moment of death, one can only hope it is as beautifully and judiciously balanced on the tightrope between happy and sad as these vignettes." —David Diebold, journalist and author, Dublin, Ireland.

On reading Sean McDermott's poems: "...found myself wandering through Sean's mind, down corridors. Then a sharp turn to another corridor like the dream-tourist...I felt at moments I was at the spark, the beginning of the image in words he was cognizing...Fascinating view points left me thinking and seeing through his eyes." —Ken Tobias, legendary Canadian songwriter, singer, and recording artist


Product Details
ISBN: 9781771616683
ISBN-10: 1771616687
Publisher: Mosaic Press
Publication Date: August 7th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English