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Memoirs of an Alias

by (author) Jason Heroux

Mansfield Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2004
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In this debut collection, Jason Heroux describes the atmosphere of a world that is both realistic and bizarre. His simple, clear poems capture the strange and mysterious absurdity of everyday life. The world becomes a place where shadows are kept in jars, where a frightened spoon begs for its life, and a man falls in love with the contents of his briefcase. Paradoxically, it is also a place where everything feels oddly at home, with 'clear-headed raindrops rushing full speed into this one and only world.' A poet of keen observation and unusual imagery, Jason Heroux writes spare, haunting poems that exist in the intersection of reality and dreams.

About the author

Jason Heroux is the author of two novels, Good Evening, Central Laundromat (shortlisted for the 2011 RELIT Novel award), and We Wish You a Happy Killday, and four poetry collections, Memoirs of an Alias, Emergency Hallelujah, Natural Capital (shortlisted for the 2013 RELIT Poetry award), and most recently Hard Work Cheering Up Sad Machines (Mansfield Press, 2016). His poetry has appeared in chapbooks and magazines in Canada, the US, Belgium, France, and Italy, and is featured in the anthologies Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008 and 2011 and 2016. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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