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Cursed Objects

by (author) Jason Christie

Publisher
Coach House Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2019
Category
Canadian, Social Aspects, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552453841
    Publish Date
    Apr 2019
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770565876
    Publish Date
    Apr 2019
    List Price
    $11.99

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Description

What happens to identity when we're obsessed with self-surveillance and devalued words? Now that we've sold ourselves to ourselves, shuffling letters and sounds around to hide the pain, how do we represent the uncanny valley in which we've set up shop? In Cursed Objects, Jason Christie recoils in horror at the thoroughness of his self, then begins to write toward a new understanding brokered between all the things that define him and who he thinks he should be and interrogates how we reduce people to words, especially online, turning them into objects.

About the author

Jason Christie grew up in Milton, Ontario. He studied at York University and the University of Calgary. In 2007, he joined the Kootenay School of Writing. His poetry has appeared in many journals and magazines, including filling Station, dANDelion, Poetry Is Dead, Action, YES!, The Capilano Review, West Coast Line, and Interim. He edited, alongside a.rawlings and derek beaulieu, the anthology Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry (Mercury 2005). His two previous collections of poetry are Canada Post (Snare 2006) and i-ROBOT (EDGE 2006).

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