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Permanent Carnival Time

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ISBN: 9781927886458
format: Trade paperback
pages: 128
publisher: Arbeiter Ring Publishing Ltd.
pub. date: 2021-04-08

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I'd rather have a transorbital lobotomy / Than a transnational economy.

In his new book of poetry, Colin Smith's droll humour and meticulous control of language are metered out to explore the stakes of pain and the pain of folly. Language plays throughout the text, bringing a blithe tone to dark matters, and evoking fruitful tensions for the reader. Scattered topics of climate change, labour disputes, war, and massive inequities within cities are encountered by a voice that seems to scorn humanity as much as it delights in human language. Permanent Carnival Time is laugh-out-loud language poetry.

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