Skip to content
Account Login Winnipeg Toll-Free: 1-800-561-1833 SK Toll-Free: 1-877-506-7456 Contact & Locations

parsed(2023-04-11) - pubdate: 04/23
turn:
pub date: 1681189200
today: 1713762000, pubdate > today = false

nyp: 0;

Frank's Wing

Poems

April 11, 2023 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781770417199
$21.95
Reader Reward Price: $19.76 info
Out of stock. Available to order from publisher. We will confirm shipping time when order has been placed.
Checking Availibility...

Description

"... my relationship with most art living or lost / is the same as yours: we will pass it by" bemoans the last poem in Jacob McArthur Mooney's latest collection. Written as a sequence of "ghost ekphrastics" (poems inspired by works of art that neither the poet nor most living people have ever seen), Frank's Wing constructs a whole world of lost or destroyed artifacts that have been rearticulated and resurrected, brought back to life by a fictional property baron as a dying gift to Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario.

From "decadent" modern paintings torched by Nazis, to lost films, to never-performed performance art, the abiding premise of the book is that art invites mourning: not because it is mournful, but because it is vast. It taunts the plans of mortals while "a week / of kids' videos and lip syncs / siphon through the internet each second." Bordering ideas about FOMO and mortality are considerations of destruction itself, as the book recalls loss events predicted by both the considered works' historical contexts and the frailties of their makers. Concerned with consuming art as much as with making it, Frank's Wing examines the positions made available to the art-consumer: owner, overhearer, interrogator, and potentially, both destroyer and the thing that art destroys.

About this Author

Jacob McArthur Mooney's previous collections have been shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award in Poetry and the Dylan Thomas Prize. Originally from Nova Scotia, he now lives in Toronto with his family. Frank's Wing is his fourth book.

ISBN: 9781770417199
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 88
Publisher: ECW Press
Published: 2023-04-11

Reviews

"In his entertaining fourth collection, Jacob McArthur Mooney puts a "complexifier" spin on ekphrastic poetry...As such, they give rise to reflections on the nature of art, and especially, its consumption." -- Toronto Star

If the product is in stock at the store nearest you, we suggest you call ahead to have it set aside for you, or you may place an order online and choose in-store pickup.