Rogue Stimulus

Edited by Stuart Ross & Stephen Brockwell

Rogue Stimulus
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When Prime Minister Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament (for the second time in a year!) on December 30, 2009, he punted many vital bills into oblivion. But he also inspired hundreds of poems after Mansfield Press announced this government-toppling anthology. This book gathers ... Read more


Overview

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament (for the second time in a year!) on December 30, 2009, he punted many vital bills into oblivion. But he also inspired hundreds of poems after Mansfield Press announced this government-toppling anthology. This book gathers a range of responsesÑfrom outrage to slapstickÑby acclaimed poets (including Canada's first Parliamentary Poet Laureate and several winners of the Governor General's Award for Poetry), previously unpublished poets and, to paraphrase Stephen Harper, ordinary working Canadians.

Stuart Ross

 

Stuart Ross is the author of 20 books of fiction, poetry, and essays. He received the 2019 Harbourfront Festival Prize, the 2017 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry, and the 2010 ReLit Award for Short Fiction. His work has been translated into Nynorsk, French, Spanish, Estonian, Slovenian and Russian. Stuart lives in Cobourg, Ontario.

 

Stephen Brockwell

Stephen Brockwell spent the first half of his life in Montreal, and the second half in Ottawa. Where he will spend the third half is uncertain. His poetry collections include The Wire in Fences, The Cometology, and Fruitfly Geographic, which won the Archibald Lampman Award.

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Psalm-like and surreal, diverse and surprising, Something Burned Along the Southern Border maps a seldom-recorded region of Canada, the joint of WindsorÐDetroit, and beyond. Like a scent, this poetry tugs, pulls open our memories. It smells like pancake houses, maple, diesel, tobacco, blood, and forest brush. Ó (Emily Schultz, author of Songs for the Dancing Chicken and Heaven Is Small)

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