AUDIENCE: For readers of such poets as Liz Howard, Jacob McArthur Mooney, Dionne Brand, Sina Queyras, David O’Meara, Di Brandt, Sylvia Legris, Margaret Christakos.
A MUCH-ANTICIPATED POETIC DEBUT: Phoebe has been widely published and received a lot of interest in her manuscript. We are pleased to be publishing her debut as part of M&S’s poetry program. Recent debut collections have gone on to become finalists for many of Canada’s top poetry prizes.
Praise for Phoebe Wang:
“Phoebe Wang’s ekphrastic poems remind me that art is not just an object to be viewed passively but is an interaction, worth climbing inside and inhabiting. With a curious, restless mind she experiences these paintings and sculptures through searching reflection and fresh imagery…well worth reading and thinking about.”—David O’Meara
“Startling…. Her poems respond to the fluid energy-field borders between life and art rather than to artworks alone…. She draws images on the word in the same way that conceptual art drew words and concepts onto/into the image. [Her work] engages not just the meditations on permanent human experience an artwork arouses, but everything in the surrounding era and consciousness of the viewing, singing, commenting self. Wang’s grasp of the contemporary gives new readings to the classic.”—A. F. Moritz