THRESH: to beat mechanically, to drub to whip. Thresh is a sensual linguistic trip through the daily violence of affluence. Voyeuristic and punishing the language in this collection addresses the unlikely mechanistic rumblings of the sex doll factory floor; the progress of the Stations of the Cross; and the intricacies and polarities of female purification. Each poem lovingly hammers, pounds, teases and scratches at the fallacies of control and ownership. “ready? flail.”
Kim Minkus is a Vancouver based poet, researcher and writing instructor. She is a PhD candidate in Simon Fraser University's English Department where her research interests are contemporary poetics and avant-garde book history. She has had articles published on poets Susan Howe and Stephen Cain. LINEbooks published her first book of poetry 9 Freight in the fall of 2007. She has had reviews and poetry published in FRONT Magazine, Interim, West Coast Line, The Poetic Front, LOCUSPOINT, ottawater, Memewar and Jacket. She currently teaches at Capilano University.