Fish Bones

Fish Bones

by Gillian Sze

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Overview

In Fish Bones, Gillian Sze takes a random walk through the art museum and finds the drama of life framed in a series precisely rendered and moving artefact poems. Working from Jeanette Winterson's idea of a "constant exchange of emotion" between the artist, the painting, and the writer, Sze's ekphrastic verse is unrelenting in its commitment to action, so that each poem sparked by a picture comes to follow its own impetus, the origin of which is always a deeply felt encounter, whether familial, erotic, or strange. Vacillating deftly between the suspended space-time of a museum exhibit and the charged urgency of the lives she imagines via the art she describes, the result is a collection at once stirring and arresting, tender and coolly true.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897190463
Publisher: D C Books
Publication date: 05/07/2009
Series: Punchy Poetry
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Gillian Sze was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her poetry has appeared in such venues as CV2, Prairie Fire, pax americana (U.S.), Crannó;g (Ireland), Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (Hong Kong), and as a featured 'Parliamentary Poem of The Week' selection. She is also the author of two chapbooks, This is the Colour I Love You Best (2007) and A Tender Invention (2008). She resides in Montreal.

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