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Exhibit / Paul Zits.

Author/Creator:
Zits, Paul, 1978- author.
Standardized Title:
Poems. Selections
Publication:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada : University of Calgary Press, [2019]
Series:
Brave & brilliant series ; 2371-7238 no. 8.
Brave & brilliant series, 2371-7238 ; No. 8
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 123 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Canadian poetry -- 21st century.
Summary:
"Margaret is unlike other women: her hands bark, she speaks Hawaiian Punch, and she can often be seen prodding at stars with sticks. And sometimes she is the happiest woman in the world: a pillow with a pillowcase. Her brother, Alex, feels pleasant enough, except that his parts are made of wood, and that a bunch of his hair is electrified. And then there are the gun-shot wounds to his head and chest. With this final ailment, Margaret may have had a hand. In the winter of 1926, Margaret McPhail went on trial for the murder of Alex, and throughout, maintained her innocence. "Exhibit", more than a poetic retelling of her trial, chronicles the path to a verdict, misstep by misstep. Brother and sister become knotted aberrations, grotesqueries that are at times monstrous and at others stunning, at times sickly and at others impressive in their strength. Folded into these poems, helping to give them their current, at times strange and potent vision, are cuts from a broad variety of sources, including primary source materials, interviews, fairy tales, the history of feminist film, and more. Unique and rewarding, "Exhibit" is a masterful work of collage poetry that rests in the spaces where reality is constructed and blurred."-- Provided by publisher.
Other format:
Zits, Paul William. Exhibit./.
ISBN:
1773850687
9781773850689
OCLC:
1048939086
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