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Sit how you want

Author: Robin Richardson
Publisher: Montréal, Québec, Canada : Signal Editions, the poetry imprint at Véhicule Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Power and sex take centre stage in Robin Richardson's formidable third collection, Sit How You Want. Plane crashes and automobile mishaps are the backdrop for female narrators who grapple with terror, anxiety, and powerlessness: "When I say I'm fine I mean the sky has opened / like an old wound under scurvy." In their grim wit, sinister straight talk, and sometimes violent bawdiness, Richardson's poems work as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Richardson, Robin, 1985-, author.
Sit how you want.
Montreal, Quebec : Signal Editions, 2018.
(CaOONL)20189007095
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Richardson
ISBN: 1550654977 9781550654974
OCLC Number: 1031675198
Notes: Poems.
Description: 74 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Robin Richardson.

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"Power and sex take centre stage in Robin Richardson's formidable third collection, Sit How You Want. Plane crashes and automobile mishaps are the backdrop for female narrators who grapple with terror, anxiety, and powerlessness: "When I say I'm fine I mean the sky has opened / like an old wound under scurvy." In their grim wit, sinister straight talk, and sometimes violent bawdiness, Richardson's poems work as counter-charms against the lingering trauma of abusive relationships, both familial and romantic. The book embodies a belief in poetry as an instrument of change, a tool for transforming pain into exuberant verbal energy: "It is the thrill of ruination / makes us innovate.""--

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