Err by Shane RhodesErr by Shane Rhodes


byShane Rhodes

Paperback | March 30, 2011

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Sex, booze, war and wordplay collide loquaciously in Err, the latest collection from innovative and accomplished poet Shane Rhodes. Equally amusing and stunning with his joyful manipulation of language and his stark portrayals of disease and oppression, Rhodes tackles everything from AIDS to martinis with style, wit and clarity.

The book is divided into four themed sections, each of which focuses on a different sphere of life and creativity. "Spirits" amends the current scarcity of drinking poems with humourous, effervescent musings, whereas "Bodies" looks at the ravages of sex, disease and death. "The Cloud Chamber" traces the breakdown of language and sound into poems that interrogate letters, phonemes and jargon, while "Dark Matter" investigates new ways of writing and thinking about poetry.

A master of alliteration, allusion, rhyme and rhythm, Rhodes shakes up a verbal cocktail of vibrant musicality that appeals to the imagination and remains in the memory. This distinctive collection makes for delightful, unusual and engaging reading.
Shane Rhodes is the author of six collections of poetry, including The Wireless Room, which won the Alberta Book Award for poetry; Tengo Sed; Holding, which won the Archibald Lampman Award; and The Bindery, which won the Lampman-Scott Award. His poetry has also appeared in a number of Canadian poetry anthologies including Seminal: The ...
Title:ErrFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:March 30, 2011Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712565

ISBN - 13:9780889712560

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Editorial Reviews

If you appreciate when poets twist and stretch language to see how far it can go, then Rhodes's Err is for you.
--Ian LeTourneau, The Malahat Review