Slow States Of Collapse: Poems

April 1, 2016|
Slow States Of Collapse: Poems by Ashley-elizabeth Best
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The eagerly anticipated debut from one of Canada''s most exciting new poets

In her debut collection, Ashley-Elizabeth Best explores the cultivation of resilience during uncertain and often trying times. It''s a book built around day-to-day conflicts - poems about love, family, grief, power, and longing. Navigating the fault lines of popular culture and traditional poetry to assert that we are all history makers, Slow States of Collapse enters the landscape of personal narrative in an attempt to reconcile life''s little universal griefs.

Slow States of Collapse presents a world that is at once menacing and full of wonder and grace. It''s a poetry of "casual cruelty" and "kisses like / puncture wounds," of "something too tender to touch" and "the threat of an intense beauty." In this collection, illness confronts bedside manners while a migrant restlessness also paints remarkable portraits of shifting self-image, and in the process the nature of personal and political power is reimagined.

Ashley-Elizabeth Best is from Cobourg, Ontario. Her work has appeared in Fjords, CV2, Berfrois, Grist, and Ambit Magazine, among other publications. Recently, she was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She lives and writes in Kingston, Ontario.
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Title:Slow States Of Collapse: Poems
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:104 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:104 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Published:April 1, 2016
Publisher:ECW Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770413191

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