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Love Figures

by (author) Sam Cheuk

Insomniac Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2011
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    Mar 2011
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in his debut poetry collection, sam Cheuk attempts to invent a new way of truth-telling. Borrowing disparate ideas and modes ranging from self-censorship and identity performance, lyric poetry and phenomenology, Cheuk reverse-engineers the parlance of postmodernism in search of the primal motivation behind expression, all the while asking the question: is a lie a lie if the liar shows you how he lies?

About the author

Sam Cheuk is a Hong Kong-born Canadian author of Love Figures, Deus et Machina and Postscripts from a City Burning. He is currently working on Marginalia, which examines the function, execution and generative potential behind censorship.

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Editorial Reviews

“Sam Cheuk's first collection, Love Figures, reveals the poet as a kind of detective in inner sanctum. Cheuk’s wit shows in the movement of each trope and through moments of adroitness where both pain and joy meet in the same line. Get ready for Love Figures, as the poet aims continuously and hits the mark slantwise.” — Yusef Komunyakaa, author or Warhorses and Talking Dirty to the Gods

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