Nominated for the Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year Award (Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards). “Dennis Cooley’s deft-and-epic re-imagining of the Dracula ‘film noir’ reveals a Romantic-rhapsodic Count, a man as frenzied as Byron and as philosophical/ funny as Borges. In this chic, violent, sexy narrative, Cooley seizes poetry by the throat, hypnotizing its fans/ fanatics with his audacious, dazzling, and dastardly wordplay—part e. e. cummings, part Dennis Lee, and all excellent. seeing red is bloody brilliant. ”—George Elliot Clarke, author of Execution Poems
Recipient of the 2015 League of Canadian Poets' Life Membership Award and the 2013 Manitoba Writers' Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, Dennis Cooley has been a key figure in Winnipeg's literary community for over 30 years. He has written extensively on Canadian literature, published 20 books of poetry, and edited numerous others. For years a CanLit professor at the University of Manitoba, Dennis Cooley, now retired, lives and writes in Winnipeg.
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