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Grotesque tenderness

Author: Daniel Cowper
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Hugh MacLennan poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Daniel Cowper's debut poetry collection, Grotesque Tenderness, speaks for an unrooted age, for unrooted people. In these poems, city-dwellers long to ally themselves with some sympathetic culture or the evolutionary logic of nature, but those alliances remain conditional, ambiguous, or dangerous. A tsunami smashes a harbour city into "tide-rows of burning debris"; children chase snakes in summer meadows. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cowper, Daniel, 1981-
Grotesque tenderness.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1083307748
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Cowper
ISBN: 9780773556270 0773556273
OCLC Number: 1045687523
Description: xi, 132 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Part I. The life & crimes of Sextus Tarquinius --
Part II. Regrets --
Part III. A little history --
Part IV. Windfishing --
Part V. The salt worlds.
Series Title: Hugh MacLennan poetry series.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Daniel Cowper.

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Resonant poems that find beauty in intimate failures and regrets.  Read more...

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"Cowper's gift is to imbue the aphoristic with meaning that is both disturbing and exceedingly human." Montreal Review of Books

 
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