Mean by Ken Babstock


byKen Babstock

Kobo ebook | April 1, 1999

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Mean is a stunning exploration of the threshold and divide between our primeval origins and the meanness of our everyday lives. In this collection, the pastoral collides with the concrete terrain of motorbikes, prisons, and chainlink to capture our constructed isolation and our buried, yet resonant, connection to the land and seascapes that surround us.

Ken Babstock's poetic voice is wholly original -- searing and pure in its realism, evocative and affecting in its search for a place to call its own. Mean won the Atlantic Poetry Prize (1999) and the Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award (1999).

Title:MeanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 1, 1999Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887849148

ISBN - 13:9780887849145

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bare and Truthful Ken Babstock has stripped back every emotion to its most raw. Leaving the reader with glaring truths, sickening highs and gut-wrenching lows. A brilliant collection of modern day prose from a young man whose fuse has been lit.
Date published: 1999-08-03