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Table of Contents for
The Order in Which We Do Things: The Poetry of Tom Wayman, selected with an introduction by Owen Percy

Foreword, Neil Besner

Biographical Note

Introduction: Wayman in Print: “He Do the Polis in Different Voices,” Owen Percy

Days: Construction

Picketing Supermarkets

Wayman in Love

The Country of Everyday: Literary Criticism

The Factory Hour

The Old Power

Industrial Music

Factory Time


Friday Night in Early September at Morris and Sara Wayman’s Farm, Roseneath, Ontario

White Hand


Paper, Scissors, Stone

The Face of Jack Munro

A Cursing Poem: This Poem Wants Gordon Shrum to Die

The Poet

Defective Parts of Speech: Official Errata

Did I Miss Anything?

The Man Who Logged the West Ridge

For William Stafford (1914-1993)

War on a Round Planet


Epithalamium for a Former Lover


Postmodern 911

Mt. Gimli Pashtun

Air Support


The White Dogs



Afterword: Work and Silence, Tom Wayman