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Need Machine
By (author): Andrew Faulkner
9781552452752 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POETRY / Canadian / General Mar 01, 2013
$17.95 CAD
Active 5.44 x 7.84 x 0.26 in | 120 gr 72 pages Coach House Books

Need Machine clamours through the brain like an unruly marching band. Both caustic and thoughtful, these poems offer a topography of modern life writ large in twitchy, neon splendor, in a voice as sure as a surgeon and as trustworthy as a rumour. Honest, irreverent and sharply indifferent, this book will hogtie you with awe.

Andrew Faulkner co-curates The Emergency Response Unit , a chapbook press. His poems have been published in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011, and his chapbook Useful Knots and How to Tie Them was shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award. He lives in Toronto. "

'After reading Mr. Faulkner's incredible book something happened. I began to feel bad for the person I was before reading his poems, I felt bad that I had been living without the joy and wonder of this book for so long. Faulkner's poems illuminate the world we live in, engage in its humour and strangeness, its sadness and bravery. The poet writes: "I've strapped dynamite to your heart / and jammed a bit between your teeth. How bored you must have been/ before you met me." And he's right. It was so goddamn boring before we met him.' – Matthew Dickman

'Faulkner exercises a perceptive grasp on the double-life of a young and intelligent mind, which attempts
to navigate life amid all its contradictions. His poems are filled with an intense but subtle rage, exhaustion and playfulness-the kind of stuff young punks can only mimic in attire to understand.' – subTerrain

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