As much poet as paparazzo, Maurice Mierau fixes his sights on the complexities of popular culture. Autobiographical Fictions is both questioning and confident, a book that explores delusion as a form of thinking and the failure of poetic language to register the anxieties of our daily lives. Speaking through figures such as John Berryman, Michael Jackson, Ovid, Sitting Bull, Marilyn Monroe, and Alan Turing, these poems give voice to disaffected generations who remain part of the zeitgeist. Prodigious, visceral, and humane, Autobiographical Fictions offers readers a glimpse through the lens of one of Canada's finest poets.
About the author
Born in Indiana, Maurice Mierau grew up in Nigeria, Manitoba, Jamaica, Kansas, and Saskatchewan, and now lives in Winnipeg. You can watch a video trailer for Detachment: An Adoption Memoir (Freehand Books) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g9n-HmUJTyA. Maurice is also the author of several books of poetry, including Fear Not, which won the ReLit Award in 2009, and his first collection, Ending With Music (Brick Books, 2002).