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ISBN: 9781772012491 | Paperback

208 pages | Pub. Date: 20200415
6 W × 9 H × 0.52 D inches
featured | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
Rights: WORLD

A moving new collection from award-winning poet, novelist, critic, and creative-writing instructor Margaret Christakos, charger considers the plugged-in self fuelled by the technologies that deliver us to each other. A deeply humane poetic cycle in twelve sections, charger grapples with the complicated currents that course between private and social, between mortal and virtual, and between estrangement and belonging to the natural world amid our fallacies of unlimited sustainability. With notes of memory and mourning for those we love and lose, this poetry contemplates how we resuscitate each other amid the speeding electronic webscapes now so common to our social conduct.

"charger ... [offers] a through-line both sustained and constantly interrupted, a staccato of reaching and reaching out, disconnecting even as [Christakos] attempts to connect."—rob mclennan

By Margaret Christakos

Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Margaret Christakos has worked as a poet, writer, editor, instructor, and poetry-culture builder in Toronto since the late 1980s. Her body of work includes nine collections of poetry, numerous chapbooks, a novel, and an inter-genre memoir. She has been shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and is a recipient of the ReLit Award for poetry and the Bliss Carman Award.

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news | 2020-04-09
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news | 2020-03-19
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