JUST LIKE I LIKE ITFront Cover

ISBN: 9781772012347 | paperback / softback

$16.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2019
9 W × 6 H × .75 D inches
Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE024000
ISBN 13: 9781772012347 | Rights: WORLD

In JUST LIKE I LIKE IT, Danielle LaFrance combines poetry and autotheory as a means of targeting ideological infatuation, spilling into an obsession with ideological abolishment. JUST LIKE I LIKE IT searches for ways to kill and abolish “it,” seeking means to get it done right, even when attempted slowly and stupidly, even if the only way out is death. LaFrance draws on stupidity, sadomasochism, pretend power, parasitism, and violent revolutionary desubjectification to shape a felt experience, not so much asking as inhabiting a series of questions, including: “What are the implications of abolishing the self as it is racialized, gendered, and classed?” and “Can a theoretical framework hold every contradiction in tandem when every contradiction is substantial and felt?” Each page of JUST LIKE I LIKE IT pokes “it” awake all over again, culminating in a number of accomplished failures, including “It Makes Me Iliad,” a reworking of Homer’s Iliad. Poetry, it seems, is the best weapon for wiping it out with fewer casualties – which is why it is never enough.

"emotional rawness and vulnerability ... and a swagger that refuses to slow or tone down"
—rob mclennan

By Danielle LaFrance

Danielle LaFrance is a poet, librarian, and militant. Since 1983 she has mostly resided on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She is the author Species Branding (CUE, 2010) and Friendly Fire (Talonbooks, 2016) as well as the chapbook Pink Slip (SIC, 2013).

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