A Nice Place to Visit

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It’s difficult to describe A Nice Place to Visit. Some will say it’s not a book of poetry at all — but that’s just because it’s funny and has reviews of bad movies and advice on things like love. Also, it’s a kind of travelogue: you get to go to Costa Rica and look at plants and and stuff and think more about love. And oh yeah, the book tells you who not to sleep with — that’s very important. And have you ever heard of John Wildman, the guy who starred in the Canadian hit movie My American Cousin? Well, there’s ...
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It’s difficult to describe A Nice Place to Visit. Some will say it’s not a book of poetry at all — but that’s just because it’s funny and has reviews of bad movies and advice on things like love. Also, it’s a kind of travelogue: you get to go to Costa Rica and look at plants and and stuff and think more about love. And oh yeah, the book tells you who not to sleep with — that’s very important. And have you ever heard of John Wildman, the guy who starred in the Canadian hit movie My American Cousin? Well, there’s an ode to him. There are memorable lines like “Lois and Fran gave me a frying pan.” (But you probably won’t like it if you haven’t heard of Parker Posey. You have heard of Parker Posey, right?) Mostly it’s about things you’ll always remember — like that summer when the boys in Montreal were all wearing underwear that said “Home Of The Brave.” You know . . . It’s a nice place to visit — but I wouldn’t want to live there.
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Gilbert packs pithy observations about large questions . . . into writing that he insists is 'non-poetry.' Ironically, his lack of rigid structure and his focus on rhythm and grammatical style is typical of lots of compelling, contemporary Canadian poetry.
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"Gilbert packs pithy observations about large questions—death, aging, regret and love—into writing that he insists is ‘non-poetry.’ Ironically, his lack of rigid structure and his focus on rhythm and grammatical style is typical of lots of compelling, contemporary Canadian poetry."  —XTRA!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550228939
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sky Gilbert is the cofounder and former artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (North America’s largest gay and lesbian theatre). He is the author of the novels novels Brother Dumb, Guilty, I Am Kasper Klotz, and St. Stephen’s,
and the collections of poetry Digressions of a Naked Party Girl, and Temptations for a Juvenile Delinquent. He is a university research chair in creative writing and theatre studies at the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

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