Occupations by Chris JenningsOccupations by Chris Jennings

Occupations

byChris Jennings

Paperback | April 16, 2012

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The poems in Chris Jennings's long-awaited debut poetry collection are linked at their core by a preoccupation with the ways objects or moments become charged with meaning. Narrative occupies the territory of memory, making the most ordinary things--a classified ad, the odds and ends of an estate auction, graffiti, an antique lancet, a vegetable stand--touchstones and reliquaries of other lives. Sometimes reserved, sometimes exploring what a poet can do with excess, Jennings moves fluidly between objective detachment, quiet intimacy and the tone of a cynic in a sentimental mood.
Chris Jennings grew up in Calgary, studied in Toronto, and now lives in Ottawa. His poems and critical work have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Best Canadian Essays 2011. He was a founding editor of filling Station magazine, was assistant editor of the University of Toronto Quarterly and is currently on the boar...
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Title:OccupationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:April 16, 2012Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712654

ISBN - 13:9780889712652

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