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Decline of the Animal Kingdom

Decline of the Animal Kingdom

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

A debut collection with a fresh approach

Decline of the Animal Kingdom investigates modern constructs of domesticity, freedom, wilderness, and artificiality to paint a portrait of what it means to be human, animal, or both in a society saturated with dog boutiques, trophy hunting, retro taxidermy, and eco-tourism. With brief forays into Algonquin Park and the heart of the 1980s jungle, the book largely draws its energy from the urban landscape, where the animals that interact with the environment …

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Careen

Careen

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

Remember Bonnie & Clyde? A complex, dramatic rendering of a familiar story made new.

 

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are the stuff of legend - why tell their story again? Chances are you don't know the nuances - their love story and that of their accomplices Buck Barrow and his wife Blanche; their aspirations, conflicts and prayerful natures; and ultimately the sources of their tragedy. At its core, Careen is a long poem spoken by the characters, though the voices are companioned by newspaper a …

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Rom Com

Rom Com

edition:Book
tagged : canadian

At precisely the cultural moment you were hoping for, a dream team of smart, sexy, brunette, West Coast poets of Italian descent has passionately co-authored an intelligent collection of poetry that both celebrates and capsizes the romantic comedy.
From the origin of the genre (It Happened One Night) to its contemporary expressions (Love Actually), the poems in Rom Com trace the attempt to deconstruct as well as engage in dialogue with romantic comedy films and the pop culture, celebrities, and …

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Bedlam Cowslip

Bedlam Cowslip

The John Clare Poems
edition:Paperback

Winner of the 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award

In this collection Jeanette Lynes' follows in the tradition of Michael Ondaatje's The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. In Bedlam Cowslip, she turns her attention to the life and work of John Clare, the great Victorian poet of the countryside, one of England's greatest working-class bards. In these poems, the Romantic world of Clare, strewn with wild flowers and dizzy with birdsong, is visited by a new, postmodern voice, and the conversation …

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A Really Good Brown Girl

A Really Good Brown Girl

Brick Books Classics 4
by Marilyn Dumont
introduction by Lee Maracle
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Deluxe redesign of the Gerald Lampert Award-winning classic.

 

On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fourth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of A Really Good Brown Girl features a new Introduction by Lee Maracle, a new Afterword by the author and a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst.

 

First published in 1996, A Really Good Brown Girl is a fierce, honest and courageous account o …

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Diversion

Diversion

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

New poems from one of Canada’s best-known poets

Where most poetry seeks contemplative quiet, as in Wordsworth’s “emotion recollected in tranquility,” Diversion asks: What happens to poetry if one stops trying to block the incoming cacophony and instead embraces the multiple streams of data that bombard the contemporary thought process? What poetry comes from the multitude of channels — ambient office radio, TVs at the gym, rampant social media alerts, eavesdropped conversations within c …

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Autobiographical Fictions

Autobiographical Fictions

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

As much poet as paparazzo, Maurice Mierau fixes his sights on the complexities of popular culture. Autobiographical Fictions is both questioning and confident, a book that explores delusion as a form of thinking and the failure of poetic language to register the anxieties of our daily lives. Speaking through figures such as John Berryman, Michael Jackson, Ovid, Sitting Bull, Marilyn Monroe, and Alan Turing, these poems give voice to disaffected generations who remain part of the zeitgeist. Prodi …

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No Work Finished Here

No Work Finished Here

Rewriting Andy Warhol
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

When Andy Warhol's a, A Novel was first published in 1968, The New York Times Book Review declared it "pornographic." Yet over four decades later, a continues to be an essential documentation of Warhol's seminal Factory scene. And though the book offers a pop art snapshot of 1960s Manhattan that only Warhol could capture, it remains a challenging read. Comprised entirely of unedited transcripts of recorded conversations taped in and around the Warhol Factory, the original book's tone varies from …

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