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Honestly
By (author): Steven Zultanksi
9781771664103 Paperback, UK Trade English General Trade POETRY / American / General Mar 06, 2018
$16.00 CAD
Active 5.5 x 7 x 0.2 in 64 pages Book*hug Press
Honestly is an intimate, quiet, and unresolved little book about talking and listening.

It begins with research into a forgotten relative who was kicked out of the author's family after he was jailed for conscientious objection to WWII, and who then became an early member of the Living Theater. From there the poem swerves into a series of minor-key personal anecdotes, interlaced with conversations with friends about work and relationships. Throughout, communication is framed by the economics and psychology of the home. Dialogue takes place in close quarters--constrained by money, space, ego, and the blurry limits of empathy.

Steven Zultanski is the author of five books of poetry, most recently On the Literary Means of Representing the Powerful as Powerless (2017) and Bribery (2014). His critical writing has appeared in 4 Columns, Art in America, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Mousee, and elsewhere. In January 2017, an art exhibition inspired by his book Agony (published by BookThug in 2012) entitled You can tell I'm alive and well because I weep continuously was shown at the Knockdown Center in Queens. Steven divides his time between New York and Copenhagen.

Launches in Toronto, NYC, and Buffalo, NY, and Copenhagen, Denmark.

For more information contact
hazel@bookthug.ca

"Steven Zultanski is a great raconteur. In Honestly, he loquaciously monologues about everything from municipal corruption to asparagus horticulture with charm and authority. But this prose-like poem isn't merely a filibuster. As it unfolds, Honestly spirals closer and closer to the silence behind speech." --Chris Kraus

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