The prose poems of My Life in Pictures are about the life and times of Canadian poet and novelist, Christian McPherson. He runs his own narrative through a film projector and what illuminates onto the page is a poignant coming of age story, along with the harrowing trails of dealing with a mentally ill father, relationships won and lost, and a lifetime search to find meaning in the world. McPherson infuses his story with his love of cinema, beginning at his conception and moving one film at a time to his present middle age. My Life in Pictures is a book best read in dim lighting with a bag of popcorn.
Christian McPherson is the author of the poetry collections The Sun Has Forgotten Where I Live and My Life in Pictures, as well as the novels Saving Her, The Cube People and Cube Squared. He lives in Ottawa with his wife Marty and his two kids, Molly and Henry.