The Corpses of the Future by Lynn CrosbieThe Corpses of the Future by Lynn Crosbie

The Corpses of the Future

byLynn Crosbie

Paperback | April 8, 2017

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The Corpses of the Future is a sustained, confessional new collection of poems by Lynn Crosbie. It tells the story of her father's battle with frontotemporal dementia and blindness, following a stroke. The poems chronologically recount the poet's conversations and time with her father, and capture his still-astonishing means of communicating. The book's title is his sardonic remark. Crosbie considers dementia to be a symbolic language and as such, similar to poetry. The author's attempts to understand her father's distress, pain, fear, and brave love are assisted by her understanding of the "negative capability" required of readers of poetry.

This is a harrowing book, with moments of joy and even levity. It is a collection of poetry about love, and love's persistence, even under the most unspeakable circumstances.

Poet, author, and novelist Lynn Crosbie was born and raised in Montreal. An award-winning journalist and cultural critic, she has written about fashion, sports, art, and celebrity. She has a Ph.D. in English literature and a background in visual studies; she teaches at the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design...
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Title:The Corpses of the FutureFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.51 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.51 inPublished:April 8, 2017Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1487000901

ISBN - 13:9781487000905

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Praise for Lynn Crosbie and Corpses of the Future:

"Unswerving in honesty and high in impact." - The Globe and Mail