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Old Hat

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Old Hat is the third book of poetry and first collection of occasional poems by the author of the 2007 Globe 100 book, Muybridge's Horse Governor General and Trillium Awards nominee, Rob Winger. Driven by an attempt to understand how to reorder common experience, the book's transitional sections - "Set," "Re/Set," and "Lect" - all intertwine and overlap, thematically and i ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 12th 2014 by Nightwood Editions (first published March 31st 2014)
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Hi, Everyone! Please check out my interview with poet Rob Winger as we discuss his latest collection, Old Hat (Nightwood Editions). Read the interview and 3 poems now on my TTQ Blog. http://thetorontoquarterly.blogspot.c...
Jun 11, 2014 Trina rated it it was amazing
Whoops I finished this ages ago but forgot to update it.

Disclaimer: I'm kinda biased because I've studied under Rob Winger (Canadian Lit, woot!) and he's a lovely and enthusiastic professor, who also has wicked taste in books.

Also he's a great poet. Hearing him recite "The Mirror Stage" had me (and everyone else who had ever studied literary/cultural/philosophical/ect theory) pretty much sobbing with laughter. Also now I can't read these poems without mentally reading them in his voice.

But th
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May 31, 2014 Adam Sol rated it liked it
Smart, funny send-ups of literature and language. Sometimes the satire is biting, sometimes exhortatory like a disappointed funny uncle. All of it is full of wit and invention.
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alert intelligent, at turns comic. sharp language and ideas. tight.
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