poemw

By Anne Fleming
Edited by Beth Follett

poemw
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In poemw, the third finger of the left hand hits 'w' instead of 's' and makes up a new kind of poem, the sort-of poem, the approxi-lyric, the poem that doesn't want to claim poemness. Poemw are about daily things -- graffitti, hair, sea gulls, second-hand clothes -- and rarer ... Read more


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In poemw, the third finger of the left hand hits 'w' instead of 's' and makes up a new kind of poem, the sort-of poem, the approxi-lyric, the poem that doesn't want to claim poemness. Poemw are about daily things -- graffitti, hair, sea gulls, second-hand clothes -- and rarer things -- dead crows, baked mice, ski accidents, Judith Butler. They're jokes-and-not-jokes, cheeky, goofy. Tender.

Anne Fleming

Anne Fleming grew up in Toronto, lodged for a time in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, where she played for the St. Clements Winter Suns hockey team and hosted the Leaping Lesbian radio show on CKMS FM, and now divides her time between Vancouver and BC's Okanagan Valley, where she teaches creative writing at UBC's Kelowna campus.

Beth Follett

Beth Follett lives in St. John's and is the publisher of Pedlar Press. Her first novel, Tell It Slant, was published in 2001 by Coach House.

 

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Praise for Anomaly:

"...scenes of social trauma so pitch perfect readers will squirm in their chairs...Fleming's ability to fully inhabit the consciousness of her characters is flawless" Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"...the two central characters are exquisitely drawn" Publishers Weekly

"Anomaly showcases the talents of a gifted story spinner who also knows a thing or two about the volatile dynamics of family life" Xtra West

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