Teethmarks by Sina QueyrasTeethmarks by Sina Queyras

Teethmarks

bySina Queyras

Paperback | September 10, 2004

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Teethmarks offers a cutting examination of contemporary society, from the personal to the global. The "fuzzy" simplicity of childhood at the book's outset is deftly shadowed by details of cigarette butts in the girl's room, the scent of burning leaves and teeth marks on Barbie dolls (From the dog, Terry assures her, when he was a puppy.) From there on in, Queyras embarks on a dynamic exploration of form in poems sharply aware of shifting boundaries, groundlessness, the seedy pastoral of childhood and the difficulty of maintaining community and family in our increasingly fragmented lives. Teeth Marks merges lives constructed by B-movies and the daily news, transposing their black-and-white "realities" with palettes of vital colour.
Sina Queyras' first book of poetry, Slip, was published by ECW Press in 2001. She has been a finalist in the CBC National Literary Competition several times for both poetry and fiction. Her poetry has been published widely in anthologies and journals in Canada and the US. Sina grew up in Winnipeg, Vancouver Island and Terrace, BC, was ...
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Title:TeethmarksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:95 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.25 inPublished:September 10, 2004Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889711933

ISBN - 13:9780889711938

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"Queyras's poems are solidly grounded on a distinct sense of place. These various locations incisively and persistently point to aspects of "home": first, because of their active engagement with and relentless interrogation of the present and the self, and second, because of their frank and vivid portrayal of parental figures and childhood/teenage moments."
-Lydia Forssander-Song, Canadian Book Review