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Saturday March 27, 2010 in Books

Cultural Mischief
A Practical Guide to Multiculturalism

By Frank Davey

Cultural Mischief is a collection of prose poems on the hyperbolic absurdities of multiculturalism in action. Whether digging up the midden under Greg Curnoe’s house, revisiting Hiroshima, attending a dog breeder’s show, or retelling the history of Quebec from the point of view of its founding nations, the Mohawks and Algonquins, Davey delivers startling vignettes at their funniest and most thoughtful.

This book is delightfully—and deceptively—simple. It provides the reader at one and the same time the most exquisitely enjoyable bedtime reading, and a wake-up call with a better hit than the best designer espresso.

ISBN 13: 9780889223646 | ISBN 10: 889223645
6 W x 6 H inches | 144 pages
$17.95 CAN / $13.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000

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Finally, what’s left is an irresistible, irrepressible read that’s bound to raise eyebrows.
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About the Contributors

Frank Davey

Born in Vancouver, Frank Davey attended the University of British Columbia where he was a co-founder of the avant-garde poetry magazine TISH. Since 1963, he has been the editor-publisher of the poetics journal Open Letter. In addition, he co-founded the world’s first on-line literary magazine, SwiftCurrent in 1984. Davey writes with a unique panache as he examines with humour and irony the ambiguous play of signs in contemporary culture, the popular stories that lie behind it, and the struggles between different identity-based groups in our globalizing society—racial, regional, gender-based, ethnic, economic—that drive this play.

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Bardy Google

Frank Davey
Poetry

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Back to the War

Frank Davey
Poetry

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Cultural Mischief

Frank Davey
Poetry

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Popular Narratives

Frank Davey
Poetry

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Margaret Atwood

Frank Davey
Non-Fiction

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Selected Poems: The Arches

Frank Davey
Poetry


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