PERFACT Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772012279
Pages: 112
Pub. Date: April 22 2019
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.3125" x 0.3125"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Poetry / POE024000

  • POETRY / Canadian
  • POETRY / Women Authors

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By Nicole Fong

PERFACT is a series in three parts, beginning with an interrogation into the structure of experience, language, and identity. The title poem, “PERFACT,” is an approach to materiality and consciousness in which each intersect, partaking in a coded interchange. This interchange precedes the stage play, 物の哀れ (“mono-no-aware,” an untranslatable Japanese term which might be expressed as an empathy or awareness of things), a “dark night of the soul” whose dramatic interchange leads a feminine “I” inwards and back again, countering the coherence of singular identity with the threat of sublimation. This mystical junction makes way for “MINE,” a lineated poem presenting a disassociated clarity marked by absence, survival’s persistent interlude.

"Fong’s powerful debut is a text to return to, to linger on, to rest against the palate of the mouth, and to experientially diffuse as a colour palette of verbal potential."—Montréal Review of Books