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Autobiographical Fictions

by (author) Maurice Mierau

Publisher
Palimpsest Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
Category
General, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781926794280
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $18.95

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Description

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).

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