In Tiny, Frantic, Stronger, Jeff Latosik takes up the questionof durability and longevity in an age of ephemeralmores and instant gratification. In gritty urban poems,ancient and elemental forces collide with the sophisticatedinfrastructures of modern life, a system thatbrings with it not only incredible strength but alsoprofound vulnerability. These poems probe the pressurepoints where notions of physical, psychological,and technological strength continually threaten toerupt into their opposites, and they ask the question:what aspects of our daily lives will actually last beyondthe here and now, beyond their own inherent limitationsof time and place?
About the author
Jeff Latosik is the author of Tiny, Frantic, Stronger, a collection of poems that won the 2011 Trillium Award for poetry and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert award and the Relit award. His work has been published widely across Canada in magazines such as The Walrus, Maisonneuve, and the Literary Review of Canada, and journals such as the Malahat Review, Grain, and Prairie Fire. He is the winner of This Magazine's Great Literary Hunt (2008) and the P.K. Page Founder's award (2010) and a selection of his poems was shortlisted for the Bronwen Wallace award (2009). He teaches English in Toronto.