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Cut-up Apologetic

by (author) Jamie Sharpe

ECW Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2015
Canadian, General, Places
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Up-and-coming poet Jamie Sharpe presents a finely tuned second collection

Cut-up Apologetic, Sharpe’s second collection, explores aging in a world where youth is terrible and something we desperately want back. These are poems about failing to leave our mark while marks are left on us — about the collective insatiability of emptying surroundings in an attempt to fill ourselves.

At the same time, Cut-up Apologetic is naïve and playful even when examining fear expressed as discrimination or the ways restlessness transitions into an inertia spelling cultural death. Sharpe finds strange new horizons “extend(ing)/only backward, into memory.”


About the author

Contributor Notes

Jamie Sharpe is the author of Animal Husbandry Today (ECW, 2012). He lives in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Editorial Reviews


Cut-up Apologetic is a twisted look at today’s world, very enjoyable and recommended.” — Evil Cyclist

"Sharpe’s poetry is poignant and fresh, holding a magnifying glass freely to Corporate North America and to himself.” — Jaffalogue

“Cut-up Apologetic is a melancholic look at the foibles of modern society, and it explores our struggles, fears, and our desire to be remembered for ages to come.” —

“The mindful cage-rattling of this slim volume will provoke readers to ponder the importance of their own self-expression — and the reality of their failures — in the context of an increasingly corporatized world.” — Scene Magazine

“This collection doesn’t shy away from irony; and it holds a simultaneous feeling of being self-conscious and effortless like an already smooth face applied seamlessly with makeup. Cut Up Apologetic has many attractive layers.” — The Impressment Gang


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