Brimming with quirky characters and uncommon insights, this collection of poems introduces a Karaoke King who almost blows his one shot at true love; a misanthrope who loses his only friend; and a young girl who recites an ode to “Dirty Donnie,” the name she has given her constant companion: a cigarette. Accessible and open, jaunty and energetic, these poems pay homage to everyday experiences and poetic tradition?with monologues that rub shoulders with aubades and odes and incantatory rhyme throughout.
About the author
Meaghan Strimas is the author of three poetry collections, Junkman's Daughter, A Good Time Had by All, and Yes or Nope, which was awarded the Trillium Book Award for Poetry (2017). Strimas is also the editor of The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen. She grew up in Owen Sound, Ontario, and lives in Toronto, where she is a professor in the Department of English at Humber College and the editor of the Humber Literary Review.