Winner of the 2014 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry
MxT, or ‘Memory x Time,’ is one of the formulas acclaimed poet Sina Queyras posits as a way to measure grief. These poems mourn the dead by turning memories over and over like an old coin, by invoking other poets, by appropriating the language of technology, of instruction, of diagram, of electrical engineering, and of elegy itself. Devastating, cheeky, allusive, hallucinatory: this is Queyras at her most powerful.
'Like the central conceptual apparatus, Queyras is smart and insightful in her work to expand and challenge the nature of language and poetry … Lend Queyras your ears, your minds, your hearts, your Time. She will reward you, repeatedly.'
– The Rumpus
'A collection of gorgeous and cantankerous poems that ask testy questions of all contemporary poets,and for this, the book is a must-read.'
– The Globe and Mail
'This year's most devastating and enlightening Canadian poetry collection.'
About the author
Sina Queyras is an accomplished poet and essayist. She edited the first anthology of Canadian poetry published by an American press (Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets). Between 2005 and 2007 she co-curated the path-breaking feminist Belladonna* reading series in New York and was instrumental in bringing Canadian and American poets into conversation. She has published six books of poetry and a novel, Autobiography of Childhood (2011). She received the Pat Lowther Award and a Lambda Literary Award for Lemon Hound (2006). Her most recent book of poetry is MxT (2014).
- Winner, A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry