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By Word of Mouth : The Poetry of Dennis Cooley

Dennis Cooley

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Dennis Cooley, one of Canada’s most prominent poets, says writing becomes political when you play with certain kinds of voices. His poetry has been influenced and inspired by the prairies and other Canadian poets, but he insists on disturbing the formal poetic inheritance he esteems. His engagement with a variety of speaking voices asks that readers question authority and challenge institutional privilege. In By Word of Mouth, a collection from across his career, readers will discover how Cooley returns to the prairie vernacular and speaks to Canadian identity. Poetry, says Cooley, is about our time and our place. Nicole Markotić’s introductory essay discusses how Dennis Cooley plays with poetic reference, inspires with syntactical surprises, parodies contemporary writing, and indulges in wild, celebratory puns. This book roams around Dennis Cooley’s poetical world and invites the reader to play along.

Editeur

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Langue

Anglais

Pages

74

Taille

390 KB

Date de parution

21/10/2009

EAN

9781554587407

Catégories

Romans & fictions, Littérature, International, Biographies et mémoires