A Number of Stunning Attacks
A raw and intimate testimony of the spatial and emotional difficulty of facing the self and the other
A Number of Stunning Attacks contributes to the ongoing association of fragmented forms and women's writing, yet the insistent repetitions and crystallized imagery produce something more coherent than a fragment and more dynamic than a single whole. Drawing on a line of innovative women's poetics in Canada, these poems recall the radical experiments of Lisa Robertson, ErÃ¬n Moure, and Gail Scott. Intoxicated by disorientation, the reader will ask: Which city is this? Which woman is this? Which reader am I?
"Fans of Lisa Roberston and ErÃn Moure will find lots to love in these pages."--Open Book
"MacEachern's poetry demands attention to the stunning beauty of her craft."--Quill & Quire, starred review
"A smart and stellar debut."--Winnipeg Free Press
About this Author
Jessi MacEachern lives in Montreal, QC, where she teaches English literature. Her research has been published in Studies in Canadian Literature/Etudes en litterature canadienne and CanLit Across Media: Unarchiving the Literary Event . Her poetry has been published in various places, including Poetry Is Dead, Vallum, MuseMedusa, Canthius, PRISM, and CV2 .
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