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Joy is so exhausting

Author: Susan Holbrook
Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Joyfully melding knowing humour and torqued-up wordplay, Holbrook's second collection is a comic fusion of the experimental and the experiential, the procedural and the lyric. Punch lines become sucker punches, line breaks slip into breakdowns, the serious plays comical and the comical turns deadly serious. Holbrook's poems don't use humour as much as they deconstruct the comic impulse, exposing its roots in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Holbrook, Susan, 1967-
Joy is so exhausting.
Toronto : Coach House Books, c2009
(DLC) 2009529192
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Holbrook
ISBN: 9781770562547 1770562540
OCLC Number: 799730923
Notes: Poems.
Description: 1 online resource (91 pages) : digital, PDF file.
Contents: Really just --
Editing the erotica issue --
Red coral-to-wet castanet --
Insert --
To chocolate --
Good egg bad seed --
Q & A with Nicole Markotić --
News sudoko #19, level: lowest --
News sudoko #24, level: led --
Memoirs of a Canada Council visiting writers hostess --
To Federico García Lorca's Poema del canto jondo --
Cave --
Security pass --
YA! --
So la la --
Notch --
Falsetto --
My drug ada --
Silencer --
Conjure --
Girl watching --
Tse to sea (a libretto) --
POETSMART training for your poet with apologies to www.petsmartcom --
Constance Rooke, author of The clear path : a guide to writing English essays, and home-inspection consultant Brad Labute converse, with rude interruptions by Walt Whitman --
Twister --
A kitten sits still --
Unfilled prescription --
Who will make the tears wet for the first time in English literature in 200 years? --
Textbook case : questions to consider regarding our last phone call --
Responsibility: Susan Holbrook.
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'Clever and dizzying.' -- Uptown 'With Joy Is So Exhausting, Holbrook gives us humour, bluntness, shrugs of shoulders, and -- yes -- joy ... rife with tongue-in-cheek observation.' -- Northern Poetry Read more...

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