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Ritualites, The
By (author): Michael Nardone
9781771664554 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Places North America Oct 26, 2018
$20.00 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 0.25 in | 160 gr 140 pages Book*hug
The Ritualites is Michael Nardone's book-length poem on the sonic topography of North America.

Composed over ten years at sites all across the continent--from Far Rockaway to the Olympic Peninsula, Great Bear Lake to the Gulf of California--the book documents the poet's listening amid our public exchanges, mediated ambiances, and itinerant intimacies. The Ritualites is a series
of linguistic rituals that shift, page to page, through a range of forms and genres--a rhapsodic text for occasional singing and a best-selling thriller, a self-help guide and sabotage manual, a score
for solo performance and a cacophony of voices.

Michael Nardone is a writer and editor based in Montreal. He is the author of the chapbooks Airport Novel (2015), Transaction Record (2014), O. Cyrus &the Bardo (2012),and Us, People (2011). His poetry has won the Lemon Hound Prose Poem Prize and was a finalist for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. His essays, dialogues, and editorial projects have been published widely, and are archived at http://soundobject.net. The Ritualites is his first book.


Tour: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto,

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The Ritualites is a spellbinding collection of North America’s sonic architecture and
Nardone is a poet of its topologies, listening to the air when the body stops. The Ritualites is the jukebox of place; embodied leakages of the night, the shout, the cry and the laughter. A poetics of what language lays bare: little panic breaths, sound permitted in a cell. In The Ritualites, Nardone reminds us that language is wielded and listening is a verb." —Jordan Scott

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