Canoodlers by Andrea BennettCanoodlers by Andrea Bennett


byAndrea Bennett

Paperback | May 3, 2014

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The candid, direct poems of Canoodlers interrogate sexuality, friendship, family, language, and social, cultural and political phenomena. Straddling genders, sexualities and social positions, the collection hilariously but harrowingly follows the growth and class leaps of a "townie tomboy."

From family relations ("Dearly beloved, Don Cherry has better conversation skills than my stepfather, and my mother doesn't love me anymore") to individual encounters and concerns ("Part of anyone can see how reasonable it is to stay at home and never leave, because you've anointed that wall, this toilet as safe, and you'd know it even if the lights never came back on"), Canoodlers is a personal study of contemporary consumerism, appropriating the language of marketing and pop culture, twisting and repositioning phrases that have become clichéd. These poems render the familiar unfamiliar and question how relationships function--families, friends, lovers--in contemporary suburban Canadian life.

andrea bennett's writing has appeared in several literary journals and magazines across North America; her poetry has been anthologized in booksfrom McGraw-Hill Ryerson and Ooligan Press. In 2012, she received a National Magazine Awards honourable mention in the Politics and Public Interest category. She is a contributing editor at Gei...
Title:CanoodlersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:May 3, 2014Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712972

ISBN - 13:9780889712973

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