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Monday March 29, 2010 in Books

Popular Narratives

By Frank Davey

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
Rights: World
Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000

QUOTES OF NOTE

Risqué metaphors…scandalously unpoetic…a powerful alternative to the orthodoxy of poetic beauty.
Smaro Kamboureli

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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