Thing Is

Thing Is

Poems

Book - 2017
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A startling and hip new collection of poetry from a dual American/Canadian citizen who's already making waves on the literary scene.


Suzannah Showler's bracing, intense second collection is equal parts cultural critique and phenomenological investigation. Building on the enlightened skepticism of her much-praised debut, Thing Is puts the hashtag age through some much-needed paces. Witty, cutting, heartbroken and cautiously hopeful, these poems are really about "aboutness," about what it means to be alive right now. They also nimbly advance the longstanding poetic argument for the value of considered attention- "What follows from / what you know is / not the same thing / as knowledge. Even / when you get it right."
Publisher: Toronto :, McClelland & Stewart,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780771005558
Branch Call Number: 811 SHO
Characteristics: 77 pages ; 22 cm

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List - Canadian Poetry
WVMLlibrarian Apr 01, 2016

Suzannah Showler’s second collection of poetry a cultural critique and a study of consciousness. As a Canadian / American citizen, she offers a contemporary perspective on “aboutness” that is cautiously hopeful.


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