What if red ran out

April 11, 2008|
What if red ran out by Katia Grubisic
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What if red ran out is the assured first collection from one of Canada's finest young poets. Provocative, funny, and brash, the poems in this collection leap from one surprising image to another, from poignancy to an outlandish, teasing delight. The sheer tonal range of Grubisic's poems is remarkable. They shimmer with playfulness yet deepen into contemplative gravity.

These street-smart poems register the pulse of contemporary commodity culture's off-kilter pacing; "the hyena at the bodega," as she calls it. They peer into back alleys of thought and bring forth our fears. But then, all at once, they race down the street again, laughing, reminding us of all we love and how we might hold onto it.

Katia Grubisic''s poems and short stories, translations, and reviews have appeared in numerous periodicals, including the Globe and Mail, Books in Canada, Arc, the Antigonish Review, the Croatian Reader, CV2, ellipse, the Nashwaak Review, Grain Magazine, and Matrix. She is presently an editor for the New Quarterly and formerly a member...
Title:What if red ran out
Product dimensions:88 pages, 8.48 X 5.5 X 0.21 in
Shipping dimensions:88 pages, 8.48 X 5.5 X 0.21 in
Published:April 11, 2008
Publisher:Goose Lane Editions
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780864925091

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