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Taking the form of a news report, complete with news crawl and mid-broadcast interruptions, this risky and unique collection of poems presents psychologically stark and wrenching portraits of individual lives here and now, while managing to be both a modern document and prophetic utterance.
Paperback, 119 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Exile Editions
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The form of this book of poetry is interesting, a mix between current news stories (current when the book was published in 2003) and Greek mythology. There is a news ticker tape-like stream of words running across the bottoms of the pages, continuing from page to page, with breaks wherever natural and not at pages, and the ticker tape had "news" from both current events and myths. The occansional line in these poems was stunning, but there was maybe one poem that in total was fabulous. I found m ...more
Priscila Uppal was born in Ottawa in 1974 and currently lives in Toronto where she is a poet, fiction writer, academic, and professor of Humanities and English at the undergraduate and graduate levels at York University. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Arts Council. Her creative and academic interests frequently intersect, and she has published work that explores the ...moreMore about Priscila Uppal...