Air Salt: A Trauma Mémoire as a Result of the Fall by Ian KinneyAir Salt: A Trauma Mémoire as a Result of the Fall by Ian Kinney

Air Salt: A Trauma Mémoire as a Result of the Fall

byIan Kinney

Paperback | November 15, 2019

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Ian Kinney fell seven stories, and he survived. In Air Salt Kinney (un)writes his hospitalization and recovery, using poetry as neuro-rehabilitation. A memoir written by an amnesiac, this collection stitches splintered narratives with projective verse, cutting up and reassembling found text from Get Well Soon Cards, emails between friends, excerpts from personal journals, written records of eye witnesses, the Police and EMS reports, relevant Real Estate listings, nurses' charts, doctors' notes, hospital brochures, and Kinney's Neuropsychological Assessment: all increasingly recombinant, all increasingly in chorus. Kinney re-sorts the writing to etch in itself a more essential expression, Air Salt.

A challenging, prototypic piece of posttraumatic writing, Air Salt accommodates narrative discord and juxtaposes heterogenous voices. It reflects the lived experience of trauma, continually (re)arranging distorted phrases, interrogating and (re)forming itself, and (re)fusing to compromise. Air Salt reintegrates a shattered body of local narratives and presses on.

Ian Kinney holds an MA in creative writing from the Department of English, University of Calgary. His work has been short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. This bisexual settler poet lives in Calgary, and cares for his family?s net-zero homestead on the Kainai territory between Lethbridge and Vulcan, Alberta.
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Title:Air Salt: A Trauma Mémoire as a Result of the FallFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:112 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 15, 2019Publisher:University Of Calgary PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1773851128

ISBN - 13:9781773851129

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Ian Kinney fell seven stories, and he survived. In Air Salt Kinney (un)writes his hospitalization and recovery, using poetry as neuro-rehabilitation. A memoir written by an amnesiac, this collection stitches splintered narratives with projective verse, cutting up and reassembling found text from Get Well Soon Cards, emails between friends, excerpts from personal journals, written records of eye witnesses, the Police and EMS reports, relevant Real Estate listings, nurses' charts, doctors' notes, hospital brochures, and Kinney's Neuropsychological Assessment: all increasingly recombinant, all increasingly in chorus. Kinney re-sorts the writing to etch in itself a more essential expression, Air Salt.A challenging, prototypic piece of posttraumatic writing, Air Salt accommodates narrative discord and juxtaposes heterogenous voices. It reflects the lived experience of trauma, continually (re)arranging distorted phrases, interrogating and (re)forming itself, and (re)fusing to compromise. Air Salt reintegrates a shattered body of local narratives and presses on.