Happinesswise - Jonathan Bennett



5.0 1 5 Autor: Jonathan Bennett
Bennetts artistry lies in his ability to create poems that shatter complacency with bricks of loaded language. Quill & Quire on Civil and Civic How are you doing, happinesswise? This is the unifying thread, the casual-sounding but slant and penetrating question posed by these poems as they interrogate what we tell ourselves about happiness, about its opposite, and about ourselves in the process. Happinesswise is both cacophony and chorus: its the voices of palliative patients and physicians, and the place where the dream state of a young pregnant woman clashes with the online reality of daily life. Its personal too: a suite explores a five-year period of Bennetts autistic son's childhood, charting a journey of love and misunderstandings, of anxiety and celebration as the wonders of neurodiversity unfold. There are elegies too. And confessional poems, like On the Occasion of Her Swearing In, where Bennett witnesses up close his friends remarkable transition from Afghan refugee and grassroots activist to member of parliament and cabinet minister. Other poems demarcate the gaps (literal and less so) found every day in rural Ontario, or consider personal, political, and cultural history within a series of loops and twists.
Język: Angielski Kategoria: Poezja Tłumaczenie:

Wydawca: ECW Press
Data wydania: 2018-04-10
ISBN: 9781773052007

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