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Slovenly Love

November 30, 2003 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781894078320
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Step into Meira Cook's Slovenly Love -- anywhere -- and meet words quite intelligible and yet curiously freed from their burden of expected meaning. With semantic borders relaxed, fresh associations spring up. This is urgent play, a serious teasing of language and life, a tweaking of the notion that the former gives purchase on the latter. No wonder the enigmatic Heraclitus, in one section of the book, is both classical personage and inhabitant of a contemporary city, because shifty experience assumes in it an uncanny clarity. Step into the book again -- it's not the same. Everything is liminal, dynamic, "shuttling between meaning and its opposite." Slovenly Love is composed of five sequences distinct in subject matter and approach, and yet so intimately linked by voice and image as to constitute a long poem and a world of leap and follow eerily, compellingly, unlike and like the one you know.

About this Author

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Méira Cook immigrated to Canada in 1991 at the age of 26. An accomplished poet,The Blood Girls is her first novel. Méira Cook lived many years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has returned to Winnipeg after residing in British Columbia.

ISBN: 9781894078320
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 112
Publisher: Brick Books
Published: 2003-11-30


" ... Cook's ability to turn an image into something unexpected makes standard subject matter ... into a genuinely intriguing meditation."--Alison Calder, Winnipeg Free Press

" ... A serene and powerful mixture of heart and craft ... Cook writes an essential musicality ... with a tone unlike any other."--rob mclennan

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