Hacker Packer

April 14, 2015|
Hacker Packer by Cassidy Mcfadzean
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A playfully inventive and invigorating debut collection of poetry from a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize and The Walrus Poetry Prize.
     With settings ranging from the ancient sites and lavish museums of Europe to the inner-city neighbourhood in North Central Regina where the poet grew up, the poems in Cassidy McFadzean’s startling first collection embrace myth and metaphysics and explore the contradictory human impulses to create art and enact cruelty. A child burn victim is conscripted into a Grade Eight fire safety seminar; various road-killed animals make their cases for sainthood; and the fantastical visions in Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights move off the canvas and onto the speaker’s splendid pair of leggings. Precociously wise, formally dexterous, and unrepentantly strange, the poems in Hacker Packer present a wholly memorable poetic debut.
Title:Hacker PackerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 8.18 X 5.49 X 0.28 inShipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.18 X 5.49 X 0.28 inPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0771057229

ISBN - 13:9780771057229

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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