Floating Is Everything by Sheryda WarrenerFloating Is Everything by Sheryda Warrener

Floating Is Everything

bySheryda Warrener

Paperback | September 26, 2015

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Sheryda Warrener's second poetry collection touches on the illusion of remaining grounded and a sense of belonging. A retired cosmonaut returns from a record-breaking 438 days in space and attempts to re-immerse himself in the world. One speaker considers reinvention from the top floor of the World's Tallest building; another, our complicated future from Reykjavik, post-eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Confessions and aspirations suspend in air. Ghosts float in and out; inheritance and connection are called into question. Morrissey, Cindy Sherman, and Pancho Barnes make cameo appearances. Influence and personal lineage are traced back to the Vikings, demoted Pluto, artists frequenting a Parisian bar. One speaker confides: "Yes, she's longing to be elsewhere. Just past the sun deck there's something invisible worth having." In Floating is Everything, a resolution lies nearly always out of reach.

Sheryda Warrener is the author of two poetry collections, including her debut Hard Feelings (Snare/Invisible, 2010). Her work has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, the Arc Magazine Poem of the Year, the Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, and was a runner-up for Lemon Hound's inaugural poetry contest. Sh...
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Title:Floating Is EverythingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 6 inPublished:September 26, 2015Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889713154

ISBN - 13:9780889713154

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