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3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  22 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The human body is a world. How it contains all that it does, how it is altered, and how it is transformed after death are the concerns of Quick, a new collection of poetry from one of Canada’s most exciting poets. From the shock of a near-fatal car accident to a meditation on the body as one world within other, larger worlds, the book becomes an anatomy in itself.

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ebook, 120 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by McClelland & Stewart (first published April 10th 2007)
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Another good example of a poetry collection I'm sure I'll appreciate better over a few years, maybe even more, although I did enjoy aspects of it during my current reading. But I lack a certain 'life knowledge' to appreciate this collection as a whole for what it is, and could only point to separate snippets and images that were memorable or fascinating. The poems themselves are very abstract, not much of a concrete approach going on when it comes to addressing the theme and there was much more ...more
Mar 15, 2014 Katy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I should have read this before Loop, which caused my expectations to skyrocket, thus leading to a bit of disappointment. The poems in Quick contain fewer concrete images and a lot of abstractions, which made them less intriguing for me. I loved Loop; I thought Quick was okay.
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