What You Can't Have by Michael V. SmithWhat You Can't Have by Michael V. Smith

What You Can't Have

byMichael V. Smith

Paperback | April 30, 2005

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What You Can't Have is a candid exploration of sex, sexuality, and sexualities. Michael V. Smith explores desire, looking at the difference between wants and needs in this collection of poems about longing to belong and acceptance. Some of the poems are concerned with adolescent awareness of sexuality and self while others are concerned with gender transgression. All examine the limits of our cultural norms in a collection that is carnal, corporeally driven, and relishes in the body. Smith uses language that is plain-spoken, artful and yet undecorated.
Michael V. Smith's novel, Cumberland (Cormorant Books), was nominated for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His poetry has appeared in Arc, Descant, Grain, Quarry, and The Malahat Review, among others. What You Can't Have is his first book of poetry. In the past two years, Smith has won a Western Magazine Award for Fiction,...
Title:What You Can't HaveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.14 × 6.05 × 0.22 inPublished:April 30, 2005Publisher:Signature EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897109091

ISBN - 13:9781897109090

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