Poetry. Authorities say a man was stabbed to death, decapitated and partly cannibalized in what appears to be a random act of violence on board a bus that was en route to Winnipeg late Wednesday. With these starkly haunting words from a 2008 Canadian news report, Joseph Fasa begins VINCENT, a book-length poem based on Vince Li's killing of Tim McLean on a Greyhound bus near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Using a fictionalized first-person narrative from the perspective of the killer, Fasa explores the inner workings of a disturbed mind trying to come to terms with a horrific act that even its perpetrator cant fully comprehend. Have you smelled the rose oil / in the shoes of the dead... have you woken / and woken / and woken, the speaker asks us. And the poem will t let us say .