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Friday, December 10, 2010

Michael Farrell's latest poetry chapbook 'thempark' is out now



Writing through, under and over John Ashbery, Michael Farrell has created a startling landscape in which traces of an earlier, resilient nature push their way through cracks in new commercial signage. The attention here to sudden shifts of idiolect and register keeps the energy pulsating through an arcade of verbal distractions – Oprah to your left, Gitmo down that aisle, and over there, marzipan. “It’s an ipod world.” As his title implies, Farrell is caught between a themepark designed by Ashbery and a “thempark” where the others live. – Michael Davidson

Price, just $10 from http://www.bookthug.ca/proddetail.php?prod=201031&cat=5

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