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Hello Serotonin
By (author): Jon Paul Fiorentino
9781552451366 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POETRY / Canadian Apr 01, 2004
$16.95 CAD
Active 5.25 x 8.75 x 0.3 in 96 pages Coach House Books Coach House

Contemporary Canadian poetry got you down? Well, we'd like to prescribe a little Hello Serotonin, the latest in mood-enhancing poetry anti-depressants.

This new book of poems from Jon Paul Fiorentino operates within the constraints of what he terms 'synaptic syntax' - poetry that performs the very nature of neuronal activity from the point of view of a mood-enhanced Human Comedy, which, with a quick turn of phrase, or missing neurotransmitter, could become Human Tragedy.

These poems are unsettlingly lyrical. In them you will find echoes of 20th-century confessionalism, but they are echoes only. Fiorentino does not confess so much as he expresses the somewhat embarrassing desire to confess without completely exposing himself. Often frenetic and linguistically jarring, these poems will very gently put you on edge and pull you free of the doldrums.

Filled with a witty, self-deprecating and often Andy Kaufmanesque sense of humour, Hello Serotonin is today's generation of pharmaceutical poetry, and will alter your perception of therapeutic poetics. Get your prescription filled today!

Jon Paul Fiorentino is the author of the novel Stripmalling, which was shortlisted for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and four poetry collections, including The Theory of the Loser Class, which was shortlisted for the A. M. Klein Prize, and his most recent collection, Indexical Elegies, won the 2010 CBC Book Club 'Bookie' Award for Best Book of Poetry. He lives in Montreal, wherehe teaches writing at Concordia University and edits Matrix magazine.

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