Touch to Affliction (Nathalie Stephens)

Nathalie Stephens’s Touch to Affliction is similar to There by Roy Miki (see review here); however Stephens is more successful at marrying the poetic and political together. Although the book suffers from a similarly joyless approach, Stephens pays much more attention to craft, sentence by sentence. There’s a surrealism and imagism in the background of Stephens’ […]

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There (Roy Miki)

There is Roy Miki’s first book of poetry since 2001’s Surrender (which won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry). In between, Miki authored a non-fiction book, and seems to have remained very much in the academic mode while writing There. Miki’s interest in theory is even more evident here than in his previous work, both […]

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