Post-PRAIRIE: An Anthology of New Poetry by Jon Paul FiorentinoPost-PRAIRIE: An Anthology of New Poetry by Jon Paul Fiorentino

Post-PRAIRIE: An Anthology of New Poetry

EditorJon Paul Fiorentino, Robert Kroetsch

Paperback | September 15, 2005

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"Prairie poetry," as it came to be known in the 20th century, has found no more eloquent and accomplished a practitioner than Robert Kroetsch. Yet the North American prairie his work has made so recognizably visible in all of its characteristic particularities is changing profoundly in the 21st century. This change is marked by the transition of a cultural identity primarily rooted in place, to one that is rooted in a rapidly fragmenting, urbanizing, technology-basedglobalization. In an opening dialogue between the archetypal practitioner of this poetics of place, Robert Kroetsch, and a new practitioner of a poetics of the search for the often sublimated sign, Jon Paul Fiorentino, the reader bears witness to a rare literary event-a master passing on his legacy to the students who have become his peers-the transition from the unifying classic articulation of place to the diaspora of the vernaculars it has engendered.
Jon Paul Fiorentino Jon Paul Fiorentino's first novel is Stripmalling (ECW, 2009). His most recent book of poetry is The Theory of the Loser Class (Coach House Books, 2006). He is the author of the poetry book Hello Serotonin (Coach House Books, 2004) and the humour book Asthmatica (Insomniac Press, 2005). His most re...
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Title:Post-PRAIRIE: An Anthology of New PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.4 inPublished:September 15, 2005Publisher:Talon Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889225230

ISBN - 13:9780889225237

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