RebuildFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889226708 | paperback / softback

$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.27 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226708 | Rights: WORLD

Sachiko Murakami approaches the urban centre through its inhabitants' greatest passion: real estate. Rebuild engraves itself on the absence of Vancouver's centre, with its cranes, excavation sites, and bulldozed public spaces. Its poems crumble as the page turns, words flaking from the line like rain-damaged stucco off a leaky condominium, exposing the absence life inside the "stanza" of a despised "Vancouver Special."

By Sachiko Murakami

Sophie Bienvenu is a Québécois writer. After studying visual communication in Paris, she settled in Quebec in 2001 and quickly established herself as a successful blogger. Et au pire, on se mariera (La Mèche) her first novel, was followed by Chercher Sam (translation forthcoming from Talonbooks, 2019), and Autour d’elle, translated as Around Her by Rhonda Mullins (Talonbooks, 2018). Ceci n’est pas de l’amour (This Is Not Love) was her first poetry collection, published in 2016 by Poètes de brousse. Bienvenu’s writing takes its readers on an emotional journey, an intense exploration of profoundly human characters, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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news | 2015-03-16
Rebuild and then Get Out

…(Spring 2015), a review of her previous book, Rebuild , has just been published in The Fiddlehead. The … reviewer, Allison LaSorda, calls Rebuild a unique and thoughtfully crafted book. … In her … the processes involved in the creation of Rebuild and give some insight into her latest project, …


news | 2012-11-26
GET ME OUT OF HERE

…practice of community-built poetry (see: Projectrebuild.ca, Powellstreethenko.ca). So, here’s the … online iteration of this project, akin to Project Rebuild. Should you wish to participate, please send me …


news | 2012-10-31
O Lympic – Sachiko Murakami

…Lympic” from Sachiko Murakami’s Rebuild. …


news | 2011-09-09
Sachiko Murakami's Launch of Rebuild in Toronto

…above) launched her second book of poetry, Rebuild at The Press Club in Toronto. After months of … inviting poets to renovate poems from Rebuild at projectrebuild.ca, the physical manifestation … poem is the architectural foundation of projectrebuild.ca, and serves as a template for prospective … “tenants” to rebuild and inhabit. Murakami invited several … Foreshadowed by the guest readers before her, Rebuild evolves and builds upon itself to create a …


news | 2011-08-25
Uniform Landscapes / Hybrid Dialogue

…to catch the launch of Sachiko Murakami’s Rebuild at The Press Club. Here is what Nicole Dufoe had … of Vancouver in its condo craze that inspired Rebuild. The content and context of the collection are … inseparable. “Rebuild’s main concern is real estate, and its …


news | 2011-07-29
In Piazza San Domenico, Ordinary Time, and Rebuild are here!

…on Gil McElroy’s poetry here. In Rebuild, Sachiko Murakami approaches the urban center … its inhabitants’ greatest passion: real estate. Rebuild engraves itself on the absence of Vancouver’s … into Sachiko Murakami’s innovative Project Rebuild here. …


news | 2011-07-06
Move into Project Rebuild - A Poetry Project Initiated by Sachiko Murakami

…invitation from Sachiko Murakami to join Project Rebuild, a new collaborative poetry project: Project … Rebuild began with a single poem about a Vancouver … subtle differences. These four poems appear in Rebuild, my upcoming collection, which takes up the … Vancouver, its site of inquiry, to tear down and rebuild every few decades. But what is a poem but a … These poems became the first houses in Project Rebuild’s neighbourhood. But the idea of extending the …