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The Reinvention of the Human Hand
Paul Vermeersch’s new poems give a present-day voice to primitive song, and restore to us a dawn-time severity that cuts through modern evasions. They go beyond sophistication to reveal the passionate and suffering animal within. The Reinvention of the Human Hand is a poetry of the human body’s experience, of a primal being that struggles to assert itself, or perhaps just ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by McClelland & Stewart
(first published 2010)
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An excellent collection of concise poetry. Some of the works indulge in a shared experience of media, technology and gameplay. The book is an important marker for how the poetic imagination reinvents all that has come to pass in the private-is-public media ecology of our recent times. No more a "making sense of" than a "re-sensing" of particular events (for example, of the first dog in outer space, or of the girl with the transplanted baboon heart, and so on), the reader is made aware of the ref ...more