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This book is being used by Prof Jon Paul Fiorentino at Concordia University for ENGL-224 (Summer 2017)
Winner of the 2015 Quebec Writers' Federation's A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry
If you tore off the tops of canola --
yellow canola flowers -- would you
jump in a tub of canola margarine
just to make the best of despair?
Implored by concerned readers to be 'classy' and 'real' for once, David McGimpsey has composed a sequence of canonical noteÂbooks on all things 'poetic' and 'poetical.' Birds! Flowers! History! Sad leaders! The word 'aubade'! They're all here, in a serial, State Fair-bound collection of lyrics set in the workingÂ-class belvedere ofÂ Asbestos Heights.
Among the refreshing lemon-Âlime sodas of the world and the rousing lyrics to 'Bootylicious,'Â Asbestos HeightsÂ amps up McGimpsey's trademark sideswiping of formal rhetoric and prosody with pop savoir faire to ï¬nd his boldest collection. Imagine Petrarch in a Tweet war about where to buy a good pair of dad jeans. Imagine Yeats but with a lot fewer swans. Imagine a poet who was told long ago that nothing good ever comes out of a place like Asbestos Heights.
- ISBN: 9781552453094