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Welcome to Earth : poem for alien (s)

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Welcome to Earth : poem for alien(s) muses on displacement, estrangement, and discovery. it began with a "what if?": what if we were trying to describe "life" to an alien? how do we break down the complexity of living into essential elements? perhaps the poem could be seen as a kind of creation myth. perhaps life begins with light.
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Published August 1st 2008 by Book Thug
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Well.. This is the 4th chapbk I read by my GoodReads friend Amanda Earl. It's published by Book Thug in Toronto. I've heard of them, probably thru my poet friend Amy Catanzano, & they did a nice enuf job - complete w/ the type of book cover that has flaps that can be used as book marks. This, once again, is different from the other 3 I've read before it - closest to her single page "ivre" wch was closest to "Eleanor". This is, perhaps, poetry in its most conventional free verse manifestation ...more
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Jul 01, 2009 jcg rated it it was amazing
Amanda Earl brings a lyrical beauty to experimental poetry. At times playful, at times heart-wrenching, at times linguistically challenging, Welcome to Earth speaks to the alien in all of us with intelligence and compassion.
Kane Faucher
Sep 01, 2010 Kane Faucher rated it really liked it
With the silent saga of Voyagers I and II well beyond radio reach, one could wonder what an intelligent extraterrestrial species would make of the on-board greeting from earth with its compendious cacophony of earth-based sounds. A well-intentioned dog's breakfast of auditory curiousities? A sound-collage of a species desperate to communicate? A melange of unintelligible squeaks and garbling that would be grievously mistaken as a declaration of war?
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Bookthug, Toronto, 2008. 18pp., Kane X. Faucher

With the silent saga of Voyagers I and II well beyond radio reach, one could wonder what an intelligent extraterrestrial species would make of the on-board greeting from earth with its compendious cacophony of earth-based sounds. A well-intentioned dog's breakfast of auditory curiousities? A sound-collage of a species desperate to communicate? A melange of unintelligible squeaks and garbling
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Amanda Earl is a troublemaker who haunts the streets & watering holes of Ottawa for inspiration. She is the author of the poetry book Kiki (Chaudiere Books, 2014), the erotic novel A World of Yes (DevilHouse, 2015) and the smut collection Coming Together Presents Amanda Earl (Coming Together, 2014). Her most recent chapbook, Queen Christina, came out with Ghost City Press in 2016. Amanda is th ...more
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