You've seen him on stage, but have you really heard the man behind the microphone? America's Got Talent 2013 semi-finalist John Wing is a comedian who shares his jokes on stage and shares his emotions and experiences through poetry. He started in smalltown Sarnia and made his way to big-time Los Angeles. He's previously been published by Black Moss Press with his 2014 collection of poetry, Why-Shaped Scars. His next book of poetry, I'll Be There Soon, will be published in April of 2016.
|Publisher:||Black Moss Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.04(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.24(d)|
About the Author
John Wing was born in Sarnia, Ontario and attended the University of Windsor, neglecting to graduate. He has been a professional standup comedian for 35 years and lives in Sunland, California. He performs all over the world, and can be heard regularly on CBC Radio's The Debaters. This is his ninth collection of poetry.
Along with guest starring on the legendary Tonight Show a total of six times, Wing has also played at nine Just For Laughs comedy festivals, and has over 150 television appearances. One if his best known appearances was on season 8 of America's Got Talent in 2013, during which he remained in the competition until the semi-finals.
Read an Excerpt
Selective memory is what people call it.
Psychiatrists like the phrase.
But memory isn't selective.
What the doctors are talking about is lying.
Sometimes memory selects,
but not to give you a choice.
Something happens and there's a line,
an image, something sticky that adheres to the bank wall and stays with you until death,
like a barnacle.