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Monday March 29, 2010 in Books
This book of prose poems strips down the codes and conventions that make up our society’s “popular narratives.” A revealing and witty, exploded view of our culture.
ISBN 13: 9780889222854 | ISBN 10: 889222851
6 W x 9 H inches | 96 pages
$15.95 CAN / $11.95 US
Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
QUOTES OF NOTE
Risqué metaphors…scandalously unpoetic…a powerful alternative to the orthodoxy of poetic beauty.
— Smaro Kamboureli
About the ContributorsFrank 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.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.