Covering topics from synaesthesia to Oculus Rift, Besner's poetry is a sparkler lit from a bonfire of logic textbooks. 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.
Anchored by a series of synaesthetic colour poems patterned on Fisher Price refrigerator magnets, this collection invents a universe where minimalism meets maximalism. Besner plumbs the depths of alternative physics, glamour, economics and ethics with great attention to prosody and a dark sense of humour.
Linda Besner is the author of The Id Kid, published in 2011 by Véhicule Press and named one of the National Post's Best Poetry Books of the Year. Her poetry and journalism have appeared in numerous magazines.
“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