Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon by Ray HsuCold Sleep Permanent Afternoon by Ray Hsu

Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon

byRay Hsu

Paperback | February 1, 2010

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Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon, the follow-up to Ray Hsu's award-winning first collection, Anthropy, is the second book in a prospective trilogy that explores the "grammar of personhood."

Whereas Anthropy approached the human condition through the prism of first-, second- and third-person perspectives, Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon uses the grammatical concepts of singular and plural as grid-lines to chart contemporary life and concerns both harrowing and humane. Extending from this principal division, Hsu explores the borders between civic engagement and domesticity, dissent and accord, freedom and restriction--each of these are tested against another and framed by the tension between the collective and the individual. With Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon, Ray Hsu presents our landscape in stark light,confronting the human drama that is manifesting within our lives,and investigating how we make sense of ourselves and the world we have wrought.
Ray Hsu is a poet, activist and scholar. His first book Anthropy won the 2005 League of Canadian Poets' Gerald Lampert Award and was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. He has published over a hundred poems in more than thirty-five journals across Canada, the US and the UK, including Fence, The Fiddlehead and New Americ...
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Title:Cold Sleep Permanent AfternoonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:February 1, 2010Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712441

ISBN - 13:9780889712447

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By turns elegiac, graceful, and dramatic, Hsu's second book is a deeply intelligent and felt contribution.
―Kit Dobson, The Goose