Repose by Adam GettyRepose by Adam Getty


byAdam Getty

Paperback | March 31, 2008

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Repose, the striking new work by award-winning poet Adam Getty, is technically flawless, philosophically refreshing and naturally phrased.

Repose is an exploration of the definition of cultural freedom; it is a pointed look at an obsession with production, and a comparison of the natural and urban environments that shape our lives. Getty argues that our lives are so tightly controlled by non-negotiable experiences of employment that for the majority of people, employment is anything but a democratic process.

Getty's attempt to find spontaneity and a modern idiom by writing in traditional poetic styles mirrors a cultural attempt to find freedom and vitality. By meticulously studying the poetic techniques of the past, Adam Getty has put new wine into old wineskins: he has found a voice that is erudite, disciplined and, ultimately, free.
Adam Getty was born in Toronto and currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario. He has had his poetry published in journals in both the USA and Canada. His first full length book, Reconciliation, won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book of poetry and was shortlisted for the 2003 Trillium Award. Repose was cited as one of the ...
Title:ReposeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:March 31, 2008Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712190

ISBN - 13:9780889712195

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Editorial Reviews

Getty has created a collection of highly intelligent, deeply felt, and ... beautifully written poems.
--Adrian Fowler, Journal of Canadian Poetry