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Monkey Ranch
By (author): Julie Bruck

ISBN:

9781926829746

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Mar 01, 2012
$19.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.75in x 6 x 0.4 in | 240 lb

Page Count:

88 pages
Brick Books
POETRY / General
Poetry
Canada
 
Governor General's Award for Poetry 2012, Winner Pat Lowther Memorial Award 2013, Short-listed CAA Award 2013, Short-listed

Comic and sober by turns, these poems ask us what is sufficient, what will suffice?

... a mandrill, a middle-aged woman, a shattered Baghdad neighbourhood, a long marriage, even a spoon, grapple with this unanswerable conundrum -- sometimes with rage, or plain persistence, sometimes with the furious joy of a dog who gets to ride with his head through a truck's passenger window. Julie Bruck's third book of poetry is a brilliant and unusual blend of pathos and play, of deep seriousness and wildly veering humour. Though Bruck "does not stammer when it's time to speak up," and "will not blink when it's time to stare directly at the uncomfortable," as Cornelius Eady says in his blurb for the book, "in Monkey Ranch she celebrates more than she sighs, and she smartly avoids the shallow trap of mere indignation by infusing her lines with bright, nimble turns, the small, yet indelible detail. Bruck sees everything we do; she just seems to see it wiser. Her poems sing and roil with everything complicated and joyous we human monkeys are."

Julie Bruck is the author of two previous books, both with Brick: The End of Travel (1999), and The Woman Downstairs (1993). Her recent work has appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and The Walrus, among other publications. A Montreal native, she lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.

"A poet of immense talent ... her poems [show] a genuine care for other people." -- Susan Schwartz, Montreal Gazette

"Monkey Ranch shows a grown craft and worldview ... magnifying and focusing her bright gaze on all things intellectual and domestic into a mature, white-hot point." -- George Murray, The Globe and Mail

"A light thrum of wit runs through many of the poems, but at heart, Monkey Ranch is a wise, multi-faceted look at humanity" -- Barbara Carey, Toronto Star

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