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Clicheist

Poems

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Clicheist by Amanda Lamarche
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Amanda Lamarche's debut collection of poetry is a work of imaginative grace and power. These poems topple the normal hierarchy of everyday concerns, promoting fears unlikely in the 'normal' state of being -- the fear of buttons, of dying to the wrong song, of houses built on corners -- to the same stage and emotional impact as the more common (perhaps more cliched) fears of car crashes and collapsing bridges. The clever combination of explorations emotional and playful carries on. Technical advice for cutting down trees is juxtaposed with the development of ominous personal overtones. The title sequence takes issue with the easy laying down of language by recasting well-worn sayings: giving them back-stories, situating them in real time and real places, and reinvigorating them by providing each its own individual universe from which to draw meaning. Amanda Lamarche's refreshing poems refuse at all the right moments to take themselves too seriously. They have the amazing ability to make readers shift from out-loud laughter to profound insight in a gasp of breath.

Author Biography

Originally from Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario, Amanda Lamarche moved to Gibsons, BC, when she was eleven. She received her BA in English from the University of Victoria before heading to UBC to study for her MFA in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in Grain, The Malahat Review, Room of One's Own, The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire and Breathing Fire 2: Canada's New Poets. She is the current poetry editor for PRISM International.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Nightwood Editions
Pages
84
Dimensions
200x140x7
ISBN-13
9780889712089
Product ID
1858561

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