Status Update

December 1, 2013|
Status Update by Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang
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Finalist - Pat Lowther Memorial Prize

Rarely does a writer surprise and delight her reader with such beauty, subtlety and subversive vulnerability. Status Update, Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang?s second book of poetry, is a collection of epigraph poems, each one composed in response to an entry pulled from a real status update posted on Facebook. Tsiang plays with a wide variety of subjects, from the deeply personal, to the banal, to the puzzling, to the philosophical. Her reverence for language, her playfulness and understanding, often mischievous, weave poems of rich diversity, irony and curiosity.

Status Update is a collision between one of today?s most popular social networking websites and the seemingly rigid conventions of poetry. Through this juxtaposition, Tsiang explores the intimate, perverse, and endlessly compelling world of text that is sent out daily to strangers and friends alike.

Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang is the author of Sweet Devilry (Oolichan Books 2011), which won the Gerald Lampert prize in 2012 and the editor of Desperately Seeking Susans (Oolichan 2012). She is also the author of several children's books, including A Flock of Shoes, and The Stone Hatchlings, with Annick Press. Sarah's work has been published a...
Title:Status Update
Product dimensions:88 pages, 8.53 X 5.5 X 0.26 in
Shipping dimensions:88 pages, 8.53 X 5.5 X 0.26 in
Published:December 1, 2013
Publisher:Oolichan Books
ISBN - 13:9780889822962

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