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Poetry Canadian

POP

by (author) Simina Banu

Publisher
Coach House Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2020
Category
Canadian, LGBT, Women Authors
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552454091
    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
    List Price
    $21.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770566309
    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
    List Price
    $12.95

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Description

Softening concrete poetry with humour and tenderness, POP takes an uncommon perspective on modern poetic traditions, combining deft lyricism with visual poems for a playful romp.

POP rummages through the stale Cheetos after the love poem: what remains? What never existed to begin with? The book invites the reader to journey both forward and backward in time, to retrace steps, solve word searches, hold pages to the light. POP delineates the intensities of a volatile relationship through a variety of lenses. As the speaker tries to anchor her experience, she is met with a clamour of perspectives: it is a junk food fight of poetic styles, each line fried and seasoned using recipes passed down for generations; it is a sad clown’s skincare routine; it is a singalong, a cartoonish cacophony of pots and puns. The speaker shakes the love poem for all it’s worth, leaving behind a trail of lint, wrappers, fibs, and soap foam, but opening up enough space to move in herself.

"Moving through a variety of poem-structures, including more traditional lyric structures, prose poems, drawings and visual poems, Banu becomes the explorer, fearlessly pushing out into the unknown." —rob mclennan's Blog

About the author

Simina Banu is a writer interested in interrogating her own experience with technology, consumerism, POP culture and the poetics of (un)translation. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including filling Station, untethered, In/Words Magazine and the Feathertale Review . In 2015, words(on)pages press published her first chapbook, where art . Her second chapbook, Tomorrow, adagio, will be released in 2019 through above/ground press. POP is her first full length collection of poetry. She lives and writes in Montreal.

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Awards

  • Winner, ReLit Award for Poetry

Editorial Reviews

"Moving through a variety of poem-structures, including more traditional lyric structures, prose poems, drawings and visual poems, Banu becomes the explorer, fearlessly pushing out into the unknown."  —rob mclennan's Blog

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