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The certainty dream

Author: Kate Hall
Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Descartes asked, How can I know that I am not now dreaming? The Certainty Dream poses similar questions through poetry without the trappings of traditional philosophy. Kate Hall's bracingly immediate, insistently idiosyncratic debut collection lays bare the tricks and tools of her trade: a mynah bird perches in poems but 'stands for nightingale'; the poet's antelope turns transparent; she dresses up her orange  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Canadian poetry
Poetry Teen nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Hall
ISBN: 9781552452233 1552452239
OCLC Number: 318428148
Description: 79 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Contents: Few words about the sea --
Dream in which the dream is scaled to size --
We are busy writing animals --
Dream in which I apologize to the bird --
Variation on a theme by Lyn Hejinian --
Quick tour of the cathedral --
Little essay on genetics --
Survival machine --
Shipping container --
Watching a leaf fall I cannot see --
Mynah speaks --
As though sealed in a glass jar --
Hands --
Water tower, 1998-2000 (after Rachel Whiterread) --
Myself-in-its-form (after Claes Oldenburg) --
Speaking of orange trees --
Lost-and-found box --
Letter to my father --
I invented the birdcall --
Remind me wht the light is for --
Suspended in the space of reason: a short thesis --
Insomnia --
Story to cranberries --
Schrödinger's cat --
This is a dream letter --
Pascal's wager --
Poem to renounce my renouncing --
Only in short sentences --
Hyraulically operated --
Vitrine --
Hearing mynah I hear myself --
Time --
Factory factory --
Dream in which I am allowed twelve items --
Mynah flies off --
Birds enjoy their morning cup --
Sun library --
Love, mynah --
Certainty dream --
Dress-up dream --
Antelope dream --
Dream in which I am too big for my mind --
One point of reference --
Overnight a horse appeared --
Mynah --
last time --
Dream in which I am separated from myself --
Mynah dreams himself into a statue.
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Kate Hall's bracingly immediate, insistently idiosyncratic debut collection lays bare the tricks and tools of her trade.  Read more...

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'Kate Hall unites philosophy and wisdom - without forgetting the chipotle-lime mustard.' -- Montreal Review of Books 'The Certainty Dream weaves its way through absurdist outbursts and giddy Read more...

 
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