scars on th seehorsFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889223875 | paperback / softback

$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889223875 | Rights: WORLD

scars on th seehors is bill bissett’s latest report from and to the image nation, in which his metric performs a kind of absence of narrative intent that lets everyone and everything speak for itself:

eye dont have 2 invent th world ium / alredee in it

There is much evidence of wounding here, of things gone completely raging:

whats th mattr / why yuv hardlee touched yr dinnr / at all / n its yr favorit saus / is it th tektonic plates

but also a hope of healing, of patching up, of scarring:

i see th salmon talks will / resume on monday / well thank god at leest th / salmon ar talking

along with, of course, the usual ““difficult choices””:

it usd 2 be / (4 konrad white n ken / thomsod) / yu cud get sum toilet papr / nd a newspapr both 4 / a dollr fiftee / now yu cant yu gotta / make a chois

Definitely not Conrad Black’s National Post. Ain’t it great?

By bill bissett

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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