Urban Emanations by Llyod Mangal
neighbourhood: Annex
address: 427 Bloor Street West (map)
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Phone: 416-922-8435

A few weeks ago I was approached by Lloyd while waiting for a friend who was using a bank machine. He wanted to know if I was a musician or an artist. It eventually came out that he was a poet. I told him that I'm into poetry. He then produced his 'Urban Emanations' chap book. He offered it to me for $5 with the disclaimer that the money would go towards paying his room for the night. We talked a bit about creativity and inspiration. Our brief conversation piqued my interest, he seemed like an interesting guy and the poetry collection appeared to be well put together.

He's been living on the 'fringe' in Toronto for the last 20 years, and the poems all deal with observations and experiences from that vantage point. Urban Emanations is the work of a unique and intelligent individual. An except of a poem is on homelessguide.com

I highly recommend finding a copy of his poetry. Llyod told me I could try and contact him at Trintiy St. Paul where he is a volunteer, so I've used them for the contact info.

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