Chronicles of the Pig & Other Delusions (Paperback)
Lotus Press (MI), 9780979750922, 77pp.
Publication Date: January 15, 2010
Winner of the 2010 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, Chronicles of the Pig & Other Delusions blends the historical, mystical and the pshycological into a unique work of poetic art. Bynum, a professional psychologist and diplomate in clinical psychology of the American Psychological Association, combines his psychological training with his poetic artistry to produce nusual, often surprising, and sometimes playful results.
This collection is divided into four sections. In the first section, the title poem follows Conchis, a pig, as he relates his birth, life, and death and their significance. The character is based on Maurice Conchis, who appears as a psychiatrist in John Fowles' novel The Magus. The following three sections present poetic meditations on various subjects including love, death, current events, "the holy feminine in everyone," and creative writing.