Thing Is: Poems

March 28, 2017|
Thing Is: Poems by Suzannah Showler
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A startling and hip collection of poetry from a dual American/Canadian citizen who's already making waves on the literary scene.

Suzannah Showler's bracing, intense second collection is equal parts cultural critique and phenomenological investigation. Building on the enlightened skepticism of her much-praised debut, Thing Is puts the hashtag age through some much-needed paces. Witty, cutting, heartbroken, and cautiously hopeful, these poems are really about "aboutness," about what it means to be alive right now. They also nimbly advance the longstanding poetic argument for the value of considered attention: "What follows from / what you know is / not the same thing / as knowledge. Even / when you get it right."
SUZANNAH SHOWLER is the author of Most Dramatic Ever, a book of cultural criticism about The Bachelor (ECW, 2018), and the poetry collections Thing Is (McClelland & Stewart, 2017) and Failure to Thrive (ECW, 2014). You can read her work in the New York Times Magazine, Slate, The Walrus, Hazlitt, and the Los Angeles Review of Books,...
Title:Thing Is: Poems
Product dimensions:96 pages, 8.5 X 5.7 X 0.3 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.5 X 5.7 X 0.3 in
Published:March 28, 2017
Publisher:McClelland & Stewart
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780771005558

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