Multitudes

Multitudes

by Margaret Christakos
     
 

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Revelling in the value of social polyphony from Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself," Multitudes looks at its contemporary theatres of Facebook and Twitter, post-riot police surveillance, protest culture and poetry itself. With wit, perceptiveness and her trademark linguistic sonar, Margaret Christakos keenly examines intimacies and banishments, as well as

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Revelling in the value of social polyphony from Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself," Multitudes looks at its contemporary theatres of Facebook and Twitter, post-riot police surveillance, protest culture and poetry itself. With wit, perceptiveness and her trademark linguistic sonar, Margaret Christakos keenly examines intimacies and banishments, as well as intergenerational grief, self-display and social hope.

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From the Publisher

"Alphabetic dismantling, syntactic play, essaying words backwards and 4words (as she might say), Christakos manifests forensice clarity and telegraphic fortitude in this unsettling work." – Rachel Blau DuPlessis [on Multitudes]

"Stirring both emotionally and in a bold experimentalism." – Winnipeg Free Press [on What Stirs]

"Is Margaret Christakos the love child of David Cronenberg and the queen of the confessional poets, Sharon Olds? ... Much of this writing shocks for its originality." – Georgia Straight [on Sooner]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770563612
Publisher:
Coach House Books
Publication date:
09/20/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Margaret Christakos is the award–-winning author of eight acclaimed poetry collections and a novel, Charisma, shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award. Previous titles with Coach House include What Stirs (2008) and Sooner (2005), both nominated for the Pat Lowther Award, and Excessive Love Prostheses, winner of the 2001 ReLit Award. She teaches creative writing and curated the well–-known 'Influency: A Toronto Poetry Salon' at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies from 2006 to 2012.

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