Forage by Rita WongForage by Rita Wong

Forage

byRita Wong

Paperback | December 5, 2007

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Winner of the 2008 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize
Finalist for the 2008 Asian American Literary Award

Rita Wong's new collection of poems explores how ecological crises relate to the injustices of our international political landscape. Querying the relations between writing and other forms of action, Wong seeks a shift in consciousness through poems that bespeak a range of responses to our world: anger, protest, anxiety, bewilderment, hope and love. In her words, "the next shift may be the biggest one yet, the union of the living, from mosquito to manatee to mom."

Forage is accompanied by marginalia, Chinese characters and photos that give depth to the political context in which most of Wong's poems are situated. She is instructive without being pedantic, and thought-provoking while still calling forth humour and beauty.
Rita Wong is the author of four books of poetry: monkeypuzzle (Press Gang, 1998), forage (Nightwood Editions, 2007), sybil unrest (Line Books, 2008, with Larissa Lai) and undercurrent (Nightwood Editions, 2015). forage was the winner of the 2008 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and Canada Reads Poetry 2011. Wong is an associate professor i...
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Title:ForageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:December 5, 2007Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712131

ISBN - 13:9780889712133

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Rita Wong's Forage is a sharp and intelligent book of political poetry looking at the problematics of globalism and transnational capital. Wong looks at the clash of cultures: national, linguistic, capitalist, agricultural. The poems move like seeds blowing across fields, confounding monocultures and complicating the underlying sameness and organization of globalist constructions ...
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