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Overview

Write for buyers. Write for bosses. Think hyper. Think branding. Tell your visitor where to go. Poetry and ‘plain language’ collide in the writing machine that is Human Resources. Here at the intersection of creation and repackaging, we experience the visceral and psychic cost of selling things with depleted words. Pilfered rhetorics fed into the machine are spit out as bungled associations among money, shit, culture, work and communication. With the help of online engines that numericize language, Human Resources explores writing as a process of encryption.

Deeply inflected by the polyvocality and encoded rhetorics of the screen, Human Resources is perched at the limits of language, irreverently making and breaking meaning. Navigating the crumbling boundaries among page, screen, reader, engine, writer and database, Human Resources investigates wasting words and words as waste – and the creative potential of salvage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552451823
  • Publisher: Coach House Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Zolf is a poet and editor from Toronto who is presently living in New York. Her third full-length book, HUMAN RESOURCES, won the 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for a Lambda Award. Previous collections include Shoot & Weep (Nomados), from Human Resources (Belladonna books), MASQUE (The Mercury Press) and Her absence, this wanderer (BuschekBooks). She was the founding poetry editor for The Walrus magazine and has edited several books of poetry. NEIGHBOUR PROCEDURE (Coach House Books, 2010) is her most recent book.

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