Private Eye

Wendy Morton ’63, Ekstasis Editions

The author, who has been an private investigator for 18 years, says poetry “is the private eye that sees into the heart of things.” This slender volume tells tales of both sadness and joy, fun and regrets, but it is the sense of loss that undergirds the sweet words.

One reader remarked: Wendy Morton, a private investigator from Sooke, has written an extraodinary book of poems out of her own unique experience, a very human and very moving book. Her work embraces both the universal (the private “eye” that sees the world from a bird’s eye view) and the particular (the private “I” that is the self in the world that experiences the quotidian world).