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40 dayz

by (author) Motion

Three O'Clock Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2008
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2008
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40 dayz is Motion's eagerly anticipated second book of poetry. An entrancing journey through challenge, discovery, and transformation, this new collection is topical, sensual, sometimes provocative, often beautiful, and always engagingly rhythmic. The poems all allude to or explore the theme of "40 dayz," reflecting the literary side of Motion's artistry, while retaining the amazing power of her spoken-word style. Among them is the acclaimed "connect the t.dots," winner of the first annual CBC Poetry Face-Off.

About the author

Motion is a Toronto-based writer, musician, hip-hop artist, and spoken-word poet. Her first collection of poetry, Motion in Poetry (and the companion CD, The Audio Xperience), was published by Women's Press in 2002.

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Editorial Reviews

"The eternal wail of woman story permeates the lyrics of Motion's poetry.  Her seat is Toronto but her vision ranges across the expanse of the African Diaspora, and like the shamaness Madame Laveau she incants tales of loss, rage, sorrow, healing, love, and power. Motion's work has the ethereal quality of a Dionne Brand and the immediacy of an Amiri Baraka. Thus, in the tradition of her ancestor poets, Motion uses poetry to transform the world. For me, it was sheer joy to read this volume."

Afua Cooper, author of the Copper Woman and Other Poems and the Hanging of Angelique

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