Population Me:Essays on David McGimpsey

March 15, 2010|
Population Me:Essays on David McGimpsey by Alessandro Porco
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Since the early 1990s, Montreal''s David McGimpsey has been producing his unique, pop-acculturated poetry and fiction, indebted in equal parts to TV shows such as Hawaii Five-0 and Charlie''s Angels as well as Shakespearean tragedy and the Miltonic elegy. His poems and performances have garnered a wide readership and popular acclaim across North America. Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey gathers together, for the first time, a collection of essays that serve to highlight and explicate the scope and complexity of McGimpsey''s poetic practice. The collected essays (by lauded poets and scholars such as Nick Mount, Jason Camlot and Elizabeth Bachinsky) examine McGimpsey''s various positions on literary history, class, nationalism, humor, love, and aesthetics, all of which are often mutually imbricated in McGimpsey''s work. The book concludes with an entertaining and enlightening in-depth interview with McGimpsey, where he discusses, with all the wit and keen critical acumen we''ve come to expect, everything from his early experiences growing up in Montreal''s East-End to the prospect of sympathy in and through poetry. Population Me is a timely addition to Canadian letters and a collection that makes clear McGimpsey''s significant contribution to contemporary Canadian literature.
Originally from Brampton, Ontario, Alessandro Porco is a doctoral student (ABD) at the State University of New York at Buffalo; he is writing his dissertation on hip-hop poetics and American poetry. He writes an online hip-hop column, "In Extremis," for Maisonneuve, Montreal''s city magazine. He is the author of two collections of poet...
Title:Population Me:Essays on David McGimpsey
Product dimensions:160 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.4 in
Published:March 15, 2010
Publisher:Palimpsest Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781926794006

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