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[sic] thus written, error mine. Sic to incite to attack, especially as a command to a dog: “Sic ‘em!” Siccing poetry on you. That’s sick, as in, awesome. Or ill and sickly. Either way, the (gendered, sexualized) body is implicated. [sic] re-writes a feminist lyric within the long shadow cast by neo-liberalism upon the city and its denizens, mis-remembers the lines and re-i ...more
Paperback, First, 96 pages
Published April 2010 by Frontenac House

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Feb 03, 2011 Alexis added it
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Feminist, full of fun wordplay that I can't do. Cascades of images. I liked the urban settings in these, particularly because they mentioned Calgary and Vancouver :)
Feb 28, 2011 Claire rated it it was amazing
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Nikki Reimer has written a beautifully cynical book. i identified very strongly with corporate whore, who asks “why can’t i wear pink boots and fishnet stockings to work?”

“we haven’t shaved in weeks. and guilt, that useless emotion, chafes.” yes.

[sic] captures restless feminism in a corporate city. Or is that restless cities in a corporate feminism? It is an immensely fun book to read: at turns sarcastic and serious, but smart all the way through.

and just as delicious the second time around. a
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Nikki Reimer’s first book of poetry, [sic] (Frontenac House 2010), was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. A second book, DOWNVERSE, will be out from Talonbooks in 2014. She has also published chapbooks, poetry, artwork and criticism. Reimer is emotionally situated in Calgary / Vancouver / Calgary, where she is a founding director of the Chris Reimer Legacy Fund Society
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