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Grotesque tenderness

Author: Daniel Cowper
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019.
Series: Hugh MacLennan poetry series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cowper, Daniel, 1981-
Grotesque tenderness.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1045687523
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Cowper
ISBN: 9780773557710 0773557709 0773557717 9780773557703
OCLC Number: 1083307748
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Hugh MacLennan poetry series.
Responsibility: Daniel Cowper.
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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 primordial past spins off "rogue by-products and flawed replicas," while lonely office-workers get high on back porches and drink themselves to sleep. The musical and kinetic energy of Grotesque Tenderness is driven by our urge to understand pain and our hunger to reach an imperfect reconciliation with the problems of guilt and suffering. But in the tradition of William Blake, these poems affirm again and again that "the lit world goes on living" and life justifies itself through its own workings. From elegant lyrics of alienation and heartbreak to long-form mythopoeia and lament, these poems approach beauty, ugliness, even criminality in a spirit of wonder and vulnerability."--

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