About the Author

Nicole Markotic

Nicole Markotic is a poet, novelist, and critic. Her poetry books include Bent At the Spine (BookThug), Minotaurs & Other Alphabets, and Connect the Dots (Wolsak & Wynn); her novels are Yellow Pages (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) and Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot (Arsenal Pulp Press). She has edited a collection of poetry by Dennis Cooley, By Word of Mouth, co-edited (with Sally Chivers) an anthology of essays concerning representations of disability, The Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Film, is working on a critical book on disability and literature (McFarland & Co), and has an edited collection of essays on Robert Kroetsch (forthcoming with Guernica). She has published in literary journals in Canada, the USA, Australia, and Europe (including The Capilano Review, CV2, filling Station, New American Writing, Open Letter, Prairie Fire, Rampike, and West Coast Line). She won the bpNichol Poetry Chapbook Award in 1998, and was nominated for the Stephan G. Stephansson Poetry Book of the Year Award and for the Henry Kreisel First Book of the Year Award. She edits the chapbook series, Wrinkle Press (publishing such poets as Robert Kroetsch, Nikki Reimer, and Fred Wah), and has worked as an editor for Red Deer Press and NeWest Press. Currently, Nicole Markotic is Professor of Creative Writing, Children’s Literature, and Disability Studies at the University of Windsor.

Books by this Author
Bent at the Spine

Bent at the Spine

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Rough Patch

Rough Patch

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Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot

Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot

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Whelmed

Whelmed

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By Word of Mouth

By Word of Mouth

The Poetry of Dennis Cooley
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Excerpt

echolalia by Dennis Cooley

the first thing you should know

about me is i am

a sound poet

i wind up &

throw my voice

into the tent

: like that

? how you like that

neat don't you think

all the loops in the system

some smart guy said well

what's the point

it's canvas isn't it

& you say yeah well so what

it's paint yr smearing there

all over the canvas yr words are paint

he's a real pain in the ass that guy

the important thing is

i take soundings see

i try to hear myself

try to hear you hearing

yur eyes grow green & big

that's how i find myself that's how

i find you

i can hear where you sizzle

& pop

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