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Saturday March 27, 2010 in Books
Adeena Karasick’s third book of poems provides the reader with an experience akin to a roman candle going off in the dark night of your soul. Palimpsesting Hitler and Derrida with The Violent Femmes, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, images from consumer advertising, and the cartoons of Gary Larson, Genrecide explores the intersection of multiple cultures, codes, idioms and constructs that impact on the social construction of female identity. An extended and extensive play and pun on shifting perceptions and language, it provides a glimpse of the very origins of new possibilities of the spoken word.
ISBN 13: 9780889223707 | ISBN 10: 088922370X
6 W x 9 H inches | 96 pages
$18.95 CAN / $14.95 US
Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
QUOTES OF NOTE
Beautiful linguistic carnage…
Bridging the genre gap…
— Jewish Post and News
About the ContributorsAdeena Karasick
Adeena Karasick is a poet, cultural theorist and the critically acclaimed author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory. She is currently Professor of Global Literature at St. John’s University. Her writing has been described as “electricity in language” and noted for its “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory”. Karasick is a featured poet on the Heart of a Poet series and is the winner of the MPS Mobile Award recognizing her as being the world’s first “Mobile Poet”.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program; and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.