Complicity by Adam SolComplicity by Adam Sol

Complicity

byAdam Sol

Paperback | March 25, 2014

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A dazzling and exhilarating new collection of poetry from an award-winning Canadian poet. For fans of Ken Babstock, A.F. Moritz, and Karen Solie.
     Award-winning poet Adam Sol's fourth collection is a meditation on complicity. By turns intimate and lyrical, experimental and outlandish, the collection focuses us on how we cannot escape the troubling structures that determine our lives. How do we identify ourselves with communities - national, cultural, or local - while aware of the violence which underlies their arrangements? How do we pursue love when we know how fraught and imbalanced gender politics is? How do we continue to value art despite the prevailing rhetoric that considers it a marginal discourse? The poems are funny, allusive, off-kilter, and sonically rich, while crucially interrogating, lit with, the contemporary ethos.
ADAM SOL is the author of three previous books of poetry, including Jeremiah, Ohio, a novel in poems that was shortlisted for Ontario's Trillium Award for Poetry; and Crowd of Sounds, which won the award in 2004. He has published fiction, scholarly essays, and reviews for a variety of publications, including The Walrus, Critique, The ...
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Title:ComplicityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:112 pages, 8.24 × 5.49 × 0.3 inShipping dimensions:8.24 × 5.49 × 0.3 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0771079273

ISBN - 13:9780771079276

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Praise for previous works by Adam Sol: • "The more you slow down in reading these subtle and surprising poems, the more they reveal. . . breathtaking in its insight into the ragged and beautiful condition of the world." -- Trillium Award jury citation  • "These wonderful poems don't sound like anyone else on the scene. Jaunty and wise, jazz-driven and meditative, youthful with an old seeing and artful singing at the core, they journey to what matters in this world. Sol is a superb virtuoso whose range is unique. Listen to these sounds and ready for the transcending moments, for the changes that count." -- Yusef Komunyakaa • "For all their wise-ass charm, the stance of these poems is ultimately one of awe. Few young poets possess the verve of Adam Sol -- and fewer still his sly integrity." -- David Wojahn • "Even the most "personal" poems . . . matter in a large way: Sol's talent as a storyteller and poet make it happen." -- Geist