Spencer Gordon




Alex Boyd
1,085 books | 89 friends

Jacob Wren
2,629 books | 2,998 friends

Kaitlin
268 books | 122 friends

Phedra ...
168 books | 160 friends

David F...
152 books | 262 friends

Gillian
87 books | 129 friends

William
213 books | 5,077 friends

Sarah L...
45 books | 386 friends

More friends…



Spencer Gordon

Goodreads Author


Born
in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
March 2012

URL


Spencer Gordon is the author of the acclaimed short story collection Cosmo (Coach House Books, 2012), called “startling and invigorating” (and “Canada’s Most Underrated Book”) by Quill and Quire, “rare [and] brave” by the National Post, “poignant and hilarious” by This Magazine, and “both heartwarming and heartbreaking” by The Winnipeg Review.

In fall 2017, Nightwood Editions releases his debut collection of poetry, Cruise Missile Liberals.

Spencer is also the author of the poetry chapbooks Anno Zombie Dance (Emergency Response Unit, 2016), Conservative Majority (Apt. 9, 2013) and Feel Good! Look Great! Have a Blast! (Ferno House, 2011, shortlisted for the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award). He is one of CBC Books’ Writers to Watch and the winner
...more

Average rating: 4.05 · 79 ratings · 16 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Cosmo

4.01 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cruise Missile Liberals

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Poetry is Dead: Humour Issu...

by
4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Boneshaker Anthology

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Spencer’s Recent Updates

Spencer is now friends with Lily Gontard
66155868
Spencer finished reading
Begin with the End in Mind by Emma Healey
Begin with the End in Mind
by Emma Healey (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Spencer finished reading
Prismatic Publics by Kate Eichhorn
Prismatic Publics
by Kate Eichhorn (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Spencer finished reading
A Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews
Rate this book
Clear rating
Spencer finished reading
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Rate this book
Clear rating
Spencer has read
The Boneshaker Anthology by Lillian Necakov
Rate this book
Clear rating
Spencer has read
Poetry is Dead by Dina Del Bucchia
Rate this book
Clear rating
Spencer has read
Cruise Missile Liberals by Spencer Gordon
Cruise Missile Liberals
by Spencer Gordon (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Spencer has read
The Counting House by Sandra Ridley
The Counting House
by Sandra Ridley (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Spencer's books…
“There is no ME without books; they’re everything I remember from childhood, from maturity … All that’s happened to me has been coloured, permanently, by my reading.”
Spencer Gordon, Cosmo

“...one song, one note that heals the guilty chaos of our days, making sense of our loneliness, our perjured feelings, our sickness and our poverty, how we shall never be beautiful, how our heads will run over with unbearable secrets and how we are sentenced to this, serving us right -- when the song should end, be cut down, finished, and the singer not go on singing.”
Spencer Gordon, Cosmo

“After I consumed Frost in his entirety, my days of exploration began. I read The Diving Comedy while leafing through E. E. Cummings. I read Sidney and Milton and Shelley, piecing together my own aesthetics, my own defence of poetry. I felt alone and religious and desperately sad.”
Spencer Gordon, Cosmo




No comments have been added yet.