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Poetry Canadian

School

by (author) Jen Currin

Publisher
Coach House Books
Initial publish date
Feb 2014
Category
Canadian, Women Authors
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552452899
    Publish Date
    Feb 2014
    List Price
    $17.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770563773
    Publish Date
    Feb 2014
    List Price
    $9.99

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Description

At times a call to action and at others an intimate conversation between friends, Currin’s sensual and surreal poems speak to the political upheavals and environmental catastrophes of our time. School is an instruction manual for igniting transformation through a collective effort of love and community.

'School is about the ways in which life elucidates the connection (or lack thereof) between human beings,the balance between vulnerability and drawing lines, and the importance of staying present and embracing change. As compelling as what Currin’s saying is how she says it. Her work vibrates in what I call the sensual infrastructure: a logic of the senses that takes up residence in intuition’s heart-mind circuitry.'

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About the author

Poems by Jen Currin have appeared in numerous North American journals, including: The Fiddlehead, Mudfish, The Massachusetts Review, Diner, subTerrain, The Mississippi Review, and Washington Square. In 2002, Mark Levine awarded her second place in River City's annual poetry contest. Her chapbook Ten Poems/Eleven Years was published by Breeds Like A Rumrunner (Vancouver, 2004). Her most recent collection, Hagiography, won Winnow Press's 2005 Open Book Award. A graduate of Bard College and Arizona State University's MFA program, Jen currently teaches creative writing at the Vancouver Film School and for Langara College's Continuing Education program. While at ASU, she served as both assistant editor and poetry editor of Hayden's Ferry Review from 1999-2002. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Jen currently lives in Vancouver, BC, where she is a member of the poetry collective vertigo west.

Jen Currin's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, Pat Lowther Memorial Award
  • Short-listed, ReLit Award
  • Short-listed, Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Editorial Reviews

'It offers wit, precision of speech, weird connections, odd juxtapositions, jarring images, & a variety of moods in a swirl of sentences that refuse to stay still but argue with each other & with their readers. This School is well worth attending.'

'School is about the ways in which life elucidates the connection (or lack thereof) between human beings, the balance between vulnerability and drawing lines, and the importance of staying present and embracing change. As compelling as what Currin's saying is how she says it. Her work vibrates in what I call the sensual infrastructure: a logic of the senses thattakes up residence in intuition's heart-mind circuitry.' - Jacket2

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