DOWNVERSE by Nikki ReimerDOWNVERSE by Nikki Reimer


byNikki Reimer

Paperback | May 15, 2013

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In this quick-witted collection of poems, Nikki Reimer mines the language of new media - hashtags, YouTube comments, Twitter updates - to defamiliarize the very substance of modern life: the constellation of media-enforced ideals that barrage our newsfeeds, daily commutes to #work, and (mostly online) excursions to the (Apple) store. #nuffsaid DOWNVERSE soothes the oversaturated reader. A natural translator, Reimer writes for anyone who has felt overwhelmed by the phrase never read the comments." Reimer has read all of the comments; paying close attention to musicality and her own poetic process, she guides found text into whiplike stanzas with original typos intact.Conscious of its birthplace, DOWNVERSE crafts both an ode to and an elegy for Vancouver's middle-class, Gen-Y, millennial angst, and even Vancouver itself - not the physical place, but rather the idea of #Vancouver, presented through images plastered over billboards and stamped into Special Edition footwear. In its shifty way, Reimer's text alternates between the voices of Vancouver's youth- and consumer-driven populace, asking the question, "What happens when The Market is the Way, the Truth, and the Life?""
Nikki Reimer's first book of poetry, [sic] (Frontenac House 2010), was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She has published three chapbooks: that stays news (Nomados Press 2011), haute action material (Heavy Industries 2011) and fist things first (Wrinkle Press 2009). Poetry, artwork, and criticism have appeared in vari...
Title:DOWNVERSEFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.48 × 5.06 × 0.33 inPublished:May 15, 2013Publisher:Talon Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:088922854X

ISBN - 13:9780889228542

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