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Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology
Edited by: Priscila Uppal Edited by: Meaghan Strimas
9781771261968 Paperback, UK Trade English General Trade POETRY / Canadian Oct 01, 2018
$20.00 CAD
Forthcoming 6 x 9 x 0.27 in 225 pages Mansfield Press
We all know someone. Or maybe that someone happens to be us. This groundbreaking landmark anthology explores the subject of cancer from all different points of view: patient, survivor, caregiver, lover, parent, child, doctor, surgeon, alternative healer, psychologist, compassionate human being, body part, and from the disease itself. The collection includes new and original poetry by established and emerging voices (some of whom are health practitioners): Molly Peacock, A.F. Moritz, Pamela Mordecai, Christian Bök, Catherine Graham, Canisia Lubrin, Bardia Sinaee, Ron Charach, Adam Sol, Emily Schultz, Jónína Kirton, and Zoe Whittall, and many others. Their work offers us new ways of seeing, understanding, and representing this ordinary and extraordinary experience. Current statistics predict 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. We need more art to understand the complexity and dimensions of what this means. This is an anthology for anyone who knows someone. This is an anthology for everyone.

Priscila Uppal is a Toronto poet, fiction writer, memoirist, essayist, playwright, Professor of English at York University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Among her critically acclaimed publications are ten collections of poetry, most recently, Sabotage, Traumatology, & Ontological Necessities (Griffin Poetry Prize finalist); the novels The Divine Economy of Salvation and To Whom It May Concern; the study We Are What We Mourn: The Contemporary English-Canadian Elegy; the memoir Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother (Writers' Trust Hilary Weston Prize and Governor General's Award finalist); the collection of short stories Cover Before Striking and the play 6 Essential Questions. Her work has been published internationally and translated into Croatian, Dutch, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean and Latvian. She was the first-ever poet-in-residence for Canadian Athletes Now during the 2010 Vancouver and 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic games as well as the Roger's Cup Tennis Tournament in 2011. Her second play What Linda Said recently had its World Premiere at SummerWorks. Time Out London dubbed her "Canada's coolest poet." For more information visit priscilauppal.ca

Meaghan Strimas is the author of three poetry collections, Junkman's Daughter, A Good Time Had By All (shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award), and Yes or Nope, which was awarded the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in 2017. Strimas is also the editor of The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen. She is a professor in the Department of English at Humber College, and the editor of the Humber Literary Review. Strimas is at work on a novel and her fourth book of poems. She lives in Toronto with her family.

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