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The Polymers special hardcover edition

Special Edition

by (author) Adam Dickinson

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Apr 2013
Category
Canadian
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781770893498
    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

This specially designed and bound hardcover First Edition of Adam Dickinson's poetry collection The Polymers is limited to 50 copies.

The Polymers is a bold new work from one of our most ambitious poetic minds. Structured as an imaginary science project, the varied pieces in this collection investigate the intersection of poetry and chemicals, specifically plastics, attempting to understand their essential role in culture. Through various procedures, constraints, and formal mutations, the poems express the repeating structures fundamental to plastic molecules as they appear in cultural and linguistic behaviours such as arguments, anxieties, and trends.

A wildly experimental and chemically reactive work, The Polymers thrills and provokes. You’ll never look at the world of a poem — or the world itself — in the same way again.

About the author

Adam Dickinson's poetry has appeared in literary journals and anthologies in Canada and internationally. He has published three books of poetry. His most recent book, The Polymers, was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and the ReLit Award. His work has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, and Polish. He has been featured at international literary festivals such as Poetry International in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and the Oslo International Poetry Festival in Norway. He teaches poetics and creative writing at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Awards

Editorial Reviews

This is smart poetry, evasive poetry, deeply specific poetry and it is worth the challenge.

Winnipeg Review

...a must-read for chemists interested in the plastic limits of culture; for poets interested in the cultural limits of plastics; for environmentalists keen on linguistics; for lovers of the weirdly incongruous; and for all of us denizens of the not so distant future...

Gulf Coast

Between being amused at the interjections Dickinson makes into usually scientific conventions, forms and language, and being enthralled by the occasional breath-taking metaphorical leap that extends far deeper than the surface level lightness, I couldn’t put this book down once I’d opened it.

Lemon Hound

A wildly experimental and chemically reactive work, The Polymers thrills and provokes. You’ll never look at the world of a poem — or the world itself — in the same way again.

Open Book Toronto

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