'I'd rather have a transorbital lobotomy / Than a transnational economy.' In his new book of poetry, Colin Smith's droll humour and meticulous control of language are metered out to explore the stakes of pain and the pain of folly. Language plays throughout the text, bringing a blithe tone to dark matters, and evoking fruitful tensions for the reader. Scattered topics of climate change, labour disputes, war, and massive inequities within cities are encountered by a voice that seems to scorn humanity as much as it delights in human language. Permanent Carnival Time is laugh-out-loud language poetry..
About the author
Colin Smith is the author of three full-length poetry collections Multiple Poses (Tsunami Editions), 8 x 8 x 7 (KRUPSKAYA), and Multiple Bippies (CUE Books).With Ted Landrum, Steven Ross Smith, and Jennifer Still, he is part of Eccentric Crops, a collaborative poem-making group. Their first chapbook, Table for Four(JackPine Press.) He has a BFA in creative writing from York University and is a past member of the Kootenay School of Writing. He lives in Treaty 1 Winnipeg, occupied Anishinaabe akiing, traditional Métis Homeland..