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Poetry Women Authors

Feel Happier in 9 Seconds

by (author) Linda Besner

Publisher
Coach House Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Category
Women Authors, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552453438
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $18.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770564954
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $11.99

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I learned the secret of serenity
by waterboarding daffodils.
My Buddha is landfill.
My mantra choked
from a bluebird’s neck.
It’s ruthless, the pursuit
of happiness. Eighteen
seconds have elapsed.

This collection is a universe where minimalism and maximalism work in harmony. Ethics, economics, glamour and alternative physics arejust a few of the vehicles Besner uses in her jaundiced pursuit of knowledge and joy. At the collection’s core is a series of brilliantly illuminated poems patterned on a scientific study of synaesthesia and Fisher Price refrigerator magnets. Besner’s courageous comparisons and musicality provide the critical happiness we all need.

‘Besner’s imagination doesn’t appear to have an upper or outer limit … Reading her poems is a bad trip and a transformational experience.’

– Ken Babstock

‘Besner is one of the funniest poets writing in this country.’

– National Post

About the author

Linda Besner’s poetry and reviews have appeared in The Malahat Review, Grain, The Fiddlehead, CNQ, Maisonneuve, among others. The Id Kid is her first book of poems. She lives in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

“Besner's imagination doesn't appear to have an upper or outer limit — Reading her poems is a bad trip and a transformational experience.' - Ken Babstock ?Besner is one of the funniest poets writing in this country.' ndash; National Post

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