To the Barricades by Stephen CollisTo the Barricades by Stephen Collis

To the Barricades

byStephen Collis

Paperback | April 15, 2012

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To the Barricades moves back and forth between historical and contemporary scenes of revolt, from nineteenth-century Parisian street barricades to twenty-first-century occupations and street marches, shifting along the active seam between poetry and revolution. Avant-garde technique is donated to lyric ends, forming anti-archive of the revolutionary record where words are hurried bricks thrown up as linguistic barricades." The Commons Words like beauty, pleasure, and liberty do not sound hackneyed. Instead, their writing sounds synonymous with persistence. Collis is slightly off-step/beat, just out of range of any comfortable assumption, and a good shuffle away from clear understanding. This is not poetry that leads, but includes. It is a welcome philosophical divergence in popular culture. - Prairie Fire Review of Books Phyllis Webb and the Common Good As much about Webb as about the cultural and political milieu of her time, this book is necessary reading for anyone interested in Canadian poetry and the ethics of writing as criticism. - Smaro Kamboureli On the Material Winner of the 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize"
Stephen Collis is the author of five books of poetry, including the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize-winning On the Material (Talonbooks, 2010) and three parts of the ongoing Barricades Project": Anarchive (New Star, 2005), The Commons (Talonbooks, 2008), and the forthcoming To the Barricades (2013). An activist and social critic, ...
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Title:To the BarricadesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.28 × 5.13 × 0.4 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Talon Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889227470

ISBN - 13:9780889227477

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