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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 ...more
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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.
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Review of Amanda Earl, Welcome to Earth: Poem for Alien(s).
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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Sep 01, 2010 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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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 chapbooks, Queen Christina, came out with Ghost City Press , and "I owe Saint ...more