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My Planet of Kites

by (author) Marie-éve Comtois

translated by Stuart Ross & Michelle Winters

Mansfield Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2014
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My Planet of Kites is a rich poetic suite that documents an intimate universe, mixing personal and cultural references in language that is both colourful and humorous. The narrator's reflections on the thrilling, but usually, mundane aspects of everyday life will resonate with anyone that seeks shared dreams of travel, music, books and the presence, real or virtual, of men and women who weave a web of friendships in a world that seems to have no romantic attachments.

About the authors

Marie-Ève Comtois explores imagery through poetry and visual arts. She is the editor of the magazine Le Robinet (The Valve) and has published her work in the journal Exit. Her first book Le Windex de Narcisse (The Windex of Narcissus) was published in 2007. My Planet of Kites, a translation of her book Je Te Trouve Belle Mon Homme, was published by Ecrits des Forges in 2012.

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Stuart Ross published his first literary pamphlet on the photocopier in his dad’s office one night in 1979. Through the 1980s, he stood on Toronto’s Yonge Street wearing signs like “Writer Going To Hell,” selling over 7,000 poetry and fiction chapbooks. A long-time literary press activist, he is a founding member of the Meet the Presses collective, Editor at Mansfield Press, and for eight years was Fiction & Poetry Editor at This Magazine. He is the author of two collaborative novels, two story collections, seven poetry books, and the novel Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew, which co-won the 2012 Mona Elaine Adilman Award for Fiction on a Jewish Theme. He has also published a collection of essays, Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer, and co-edited the anthology Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament. Buying Cigarettes for the Dog won the 2010 ReLit Award for Short Fiction. His most recent poetry book is You Exist. Details Follow. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario.

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Michelle Winters is a writer, painter, and translator from Saint John, N.B., living in Toronto. Her written and visual work stretches the limits of the probable, explores the lushness of the industrial, and anthropomorphizes with gay abandon. Her stories have been published in THIS Magazine, Taddle Creek, Dragnet, and Matrix, and she was nominated for the 2011 Journey Prize. I Am a Truck is her debut novel.

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