FAKE MATH: poems by Ryan FitzpatrickFAKE MATH: poems by Ryan Fitzpatrick

FAKE MATH: poems

byRyan Fitzpatrick

Paperback | October 10, 2007

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"Moments are the elements of profit." - Karl Marx, Capital Vol. 1

Composed primarily through the co-optation and recombination of internet search results, FAKE MATH is a poetic intervention into the ways the motive for profit structures our lives. Each poem exposes the fallacies, fake logics, and sheer idiocies that constrict our decision-making processes in terms of our art, industry, educational system, and our day-to-day lives, while questioning our tendency to resort to institutionalized social violence. FAKE MATH draws its inspiration from diverse sources from Marx to Freud, from Archimedes to Oprah, sending them all downstream on rapidly pulsating waves of schizophrenic glee and political gravity, often creating startling juxtapositions when mismatched ideas and images are torn from their original contexts. The effects are at once humorous and stomach-churning. Ultimately, these are poems about how we live, work, and play within larger structures of capitalism and how our attempts to move past these structures are largely failed attempts at rebellion, not real attempts at revolution or, better yet, escape.

Ryan Fitzpatrick is a poet and critic living in Vancouver, where he is working toward his doctorate in contemporary poetics at Simon Fraser University. He is a former editor of filling Station magazine and is currently co-director (with Chris Ewart) of the Hootenanny School of Writing. He is the author of Fake Math (Snare Books, 2007) ...
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Title:FAKE MATH: poemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 7 × 4.75 × 0.2 inPublished:October 10, 2007Publisher:Invisible PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0973943858

ISBN - 13:9780973943856

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