AUDIENCE: For readers of Danez Smith, Tommy Pico, and Morgan Parker. For fans of M&S’s poetry Program.
DIVERSE M&S POETRY LIST: Acquired and edited by poetry editor DIONNE BRAND, the list showcases the brightest and most interesting poets in the country. The poets represent an array of experiences, identities, and points of view, and their works are hugely impactful and groundbreaking in terms of approach and style.
AWARD-WINNING POET: Shane Book’s previous collections have won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, and the Archibald Lampman Award. He was also shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2015 and was a finalist for the CBC Literary Awards in 2011.
WIDELY PUBLISHED: Shane Book’s writing has appeared in more than 20 collections, including The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry and in more than 70 periodicals in North America and the U.K. (According to the Ottawa Citizen)
Praise for Shane Book and Congotronic:
“These are oral, oracular, and thoroughly original poems. Anyone who enters them will be transformed.”—Terrance Hayes, authorof Lighthead
“With an immediate and sustaining wit, and all fingers on the pulse of language, Shane Book seeks to blow the ghost out of the machine and the dust off of history.”—Michael Palmer, authorof Thread
“This poetry signals a breakthrough necessary, innovative and emotionally piercing.”—Judges’ Citation, Griffin Poetry Prize
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