Add Best Comp

Add comparable title

Remove comparable title

LPG Catalogue: Spring 2016

  • Thumbnail View
  • Scrolling view
  • Grid view
more
Whelmed
By (author): Nicole Markotic
9781552453261 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POETRY / Canadian Apr 15, 2016
$18.95 CAD
Active 7.59 x 7.7 x 0.35 in 104 pages Coach House Books Coach House

What might a word lose – or gain – without its prefix?

Each prose poem in Whelmed features a word that has been unhinged from its prefix, allowing new meanings – radically unfamiliar, yet uncannily intimate – to emerge from these prefixless word deposits. Part prose-poem sequence and part encyclopedia of unpredictably irregular terms, Whelmed is at times deranging, almostdisturbing, sometimes detached, and always joyfully rupting.

'Addictionary of words lopped off from their prefixial syllables, this lightful pendium mises hours of giggles and a joyful sire to copy ad finitum! So much pleasure! So much verbal legerdemain. So spiring! Can’t stop/won’t stop reading, jotting, sharing. Constraint at its most unconstrained.'

– Maria Damon

'With Whelmed, the Womanin the Shoe (who has too much to do) and the stoned, fixed priestesses of Apollo invoke the order of an alphabet of prefixes. Enjoy the maze – take with you two string balls, one of truth and one of belief. Her mastery of language makes poetry free.'

– Maxine Gadd

Praise for Bent at the Spine:

‘[Shows] the bland ways we typically use language by exhibiting its strange potential …. The pace of the book is a rush, as MarkotiÄ? continually turns things around to alter any easy perception.’

ndash; The Georgia Straight

‘MarkotiÄ?’s work exhibits a trickster quality in that she steals language and then returns it in altered forms. Her intertextual links rework language within the poem and provide a way of listening attentively to the world.’

Numéro Cinq

Nicole MarkotiÄ? is a poet, novelist and critic. Her poetry books include Bent at the Spine (BookThug, 2012), Minotaurs & Other Alphabets (Wolsak & Wynn, 1998) and Connect the Dots (Wolsak & Wynn, 1994); her novels are Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008) and Yellow Pages (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1995). She won the bpNichol Poetry Chapbook Award in 1998, and was nominated for the Stephan G. Stephansson Poetry Book of the Year Award and for the Henry Kreisel First Book of the Year Award. She edits the Wrinkle Press chapbook series and teaches creative writing, children’s literature and disability studies at the University of Windsor.

of 185

Also Available

Book Cover
minotaurs & other alphabets Nicole Marcoti? 9780919897595 $15.00 CAD Oct 15, 1998
Book Cover
Connect the Dots Nicole Marcoti? 9780919897410 $15.00 CAD Oct 15, 1994
Bent At the Spine Nicole Markotic 9781927040089 $20.00 CAD May 01, 2012
Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot Nicole Markotic 9781551522487 $19.95 CAD Oct 01, 2008
Book Cover
Yellow Pages Nicole Markotic 9780889951327 $6.95 CAD Sep 10, 2002

Register

Step 1 of 2

Thanks for signing up! Please tell us a little about yourself.
* Indicates required field




Step 2 of 2

Forgotten Password

Please enter your email address and click submit. An email with instructions on resetting your password will be sent to you.

Forgotten Password

An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.