Red Nest by Gillian JeromeRed Nest by Gillian Jerome

Red Nest

byGillian Jerome

Paperback | September 15, 2009

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"Red Nest is a deeply political book without the cant. This first book argues passionately for the interconnectedness of all our everyday actions with the larger, political and cosmic forces shaping the destiny of our species. It's got the scope of Whitman, the sensuality of Keats, the ferocity of Kathy Acker and Sylvia Plath."
--Suzanne Buffam

Enter the surreal adventure that is Gillian Jerome's debut collection of domestic, urban and intergalactic eclogues. Just when you've been ambushed by gods and stars, you're catapulted back into a wild sprawling city filled with cordless phones, coyotes and the hairdos of dandelions. The brave and rambunctious creatures in this book nest in the humour and horror of the 21st-century.
Gillian Jerome's first non-fiction book, Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, won the 2009 City of Vancouver Book Award and was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize. She teaches literature at UBC and her poetry has been anthologized in Breathing Fire 2: Canada's New Poets. Jerome has lived in Montreal...
Title:Red NestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712417

ISBN - 13:9780889712416

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Red Nest, photographer and teacher Gillian Jerome's first poetry collection, presents a startling combination of myth and gritty realism ... With a deft turn of phrase, she will combine threat and mockery ... Yet for all its grime and darkness there is hope here also and by statement and suggestion she helps us to "follow all signs of scattered light" ("The Looking Glass").
--Allan Brown, Jones Av.