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Archive of the Undressed

by (author) Jeanette Lynes

Publisher
Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
Sep 2012
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894987660
    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price
    $17.00

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From twirling tassels to dead playmates Archive of the Undressed is a sharp, darkly comic look at the image of women in a society between changing sexual mores. Jeanette Lynes brings her iconic style to these poems, fearlessly critiquing attitudes towards women, poking at Canadian identity and finding something sexy in the settlement of "The Queen's Bush," Northern Ontario. A wickedly pointed and funny collection, Archive of the Undressed will overturn any reader's belief that poetry is boring.

About the author

It's Hard Being Queen: The Dusty Springfield Poems is Jeanette Lynes` fourth collection of poetry. Her previous collections are Left Fields (Wolsak and Wynn, 2003, shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award), The Aging Cheerleader’s Alphabet (Mansfield Press, 2003), and A Woman Alone on the Atikokan Highway (Wolsak and Wynn, 1999). Her awards include the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, the Bliss Carman Award, and first prize in the Grain Postcard Story Competition. She has been a visiting artist / writer-in-residence at Queen’s University, Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek, and the Saskatoon Public Library, as well as a faculty member of Francis Xavier University and the Sage Hill Writing Experience. She is currently co-editor of The Antigonish Review.Jeanette Lynes grew up on a farm in Alice Munro country while "Son of a Preacher Man" played on transistor radios everywhere.

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Editorial Reviews

"In essence, Lynes is the Tina Fey of Canadian poetry. She's at her best when combining the farcical with a sharp eye for the telling detail.... Though it revisits a historical period, there's nothing dated about Archive of the Undressed: it's smart, funny and relevant." - The Toronto Star

"This book is great, rollicking fun, and a joyous pop-camp romp. To read the queen of CanPo popcult's defiant deconstruction of skin-mag culture is a welcome shot in the arm for anyone who wants Canadian poetry to occasionally be more damn fun." - Canadian Poetries

"Lynes builds lines of connection with the women she portrays. She presents them intimately, makes them so real they seem touchable — probably not unlike the way Playboy readers felt decades ago when they gazed upon the first centrefolds." - The Quill & Quire

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