Monthly Archives: June 2013

Phil Hall’s big think: Killdeer’s ‘essay-poems’ another figure of outward

Phil Hall. Killdeer: Essay-Poems (BookThug 2011). And this one won the 2011 Governor general’s Award for poetry, which is interesting as it raises necessary questions about what we acknowledge as ‘poetry.’ As the sub-title & the tag on the back … Continue reading

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Michael Boughn’s out of bounds ‘micro-epic’: Cosmographia

Michael Boughn. Cosmographia: a Post-Lucretian Faux Micro-Epic (BookThug 2010). Also a GG finalist in 2011, Cosmographia: a Post-Lucretian Faux Micro-Epic definitely lives up to its full title, & more. It’s post-modern, post-war, post-philosophy, definitely post-lyric, hoping for post-capitalism/consumerism while knowing … Continue reading

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