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Mythical Man
By (author): David Ly
David Ly

Imprint:

Anstruther

ISBN:

9781989287354

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English
Apr 01, 2020
$18.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.5in x 5.5 x 0.25 in | 160 gr

Page Count:

70 pages
Palimpsest Press
Anstruther
POETRY / LGBTQ+
  • Short Description
In Mythical Man, David Ly builds, and then tears down, an army of men in a quest to explore personhood in the 21st century. Tenderness, toxic masculinity, nuances of queer love, and questions of race and identity mix in Ly?s poetry, casting a spell that enters like "a warm tongue on a first date." Mythical Man is an authentic and accomplished debut.
In Mythical Man, David Ly builds, and then tears down, an army of men in a quest to explore personhood in the 21st century. Tenderness, toxic masculinity, nuances of queer love, and questions of race and identity mix in Ly?s poetry, casting a spell that enters like "a warm tongue on a first date." Mythical Man is an authentic and accomplished debut.

David Ly is a poet from Vancouver, BC. He graduated SFU with a BA in World Literature, English, and Creative Writing and a Master of Publishing. He is the author of the chapbook Stubble Burn (2018). His poetry has also appeared in publications such as PRISM international, The Puritan, carte blanche, Pulp Literature, The Maynard, Plenitude, and The /t?mz/ Review. He has been long-listed for the Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Poetry and short-listed for the Magpie Award in Poetry. Mythical Man is David's first full-length collection. Twitter @dlylyly.

"Mythical Man walks out of the dreamscape and plunges straight into your heart. David Ly's debut collection is a shimmering mirage, a shapeshifting vision that bares both its fangs and its throat to deliver the sexiest, most exciting gay poetry you've read in years. Fairytale themes, contemporary gay culture, and the emotional geography of diaspora come together to form a marvellous beast that challenges mainstream notions of male beauty, gay sex, and Asian identity. Ly's voice is as raw as the cry of a wolf, but his use of language is as meticulous as the construction of a honeybee's hive. These are poems that snarl, whine, gurgle, hiss, and rattle like the wild longing that's lived in your soul for as long as you can remember. Read them.''? Kai Cheng Thom, author of a place called No Homeland In his aching debut, David Ly shatters any myth that racism doesn?t continue to pervade queer spaces. Thick with desire, and self-interrogation, these poems reject normative ideas of manhood to create something new.?Vivek Shraya, author of I'm Afraid of Men

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