The Poet is a Radio

By Jack Hannan

The Poet is a Radio
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The poet Li Bai has journeyed across the world and perhaps across centuries. When he comes across a bag of money in a downtown parking lot, we also meet the delinquent who lost the bag of money in the first place. The assemblage in Jack Hannan's first novel are driven by wordsmithery, ... Read more


Overview

The poet Li Bai has journeyed across the world and perhaps across centuries. When he comes across a bag of money in a downtown parking lot, we also meet the delinquent who lost the bag of money in the first place. The assemblage in Jack Hannan's first novel are driven by wordsmithery, trickery, and flights of such fancy--for an instant, the signal comes in clearly, and we might all step into this world where anything is possible.

Jack Hannan

Jack Hannan is the author of three books of poetry, including Some Frames, shortlisted for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry in 2011. He lives in Montreal and has worked in the world of books, both as a bookseller and in publishing.

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"What if the world were composed of poets? In The Poet Is a Radio the question arises. Money and love, avarice and sensibility are arrested in an ebb and flow of linguistic and essential delights, as poets and poetic souls encounter one another, coping with our time and place. Jack Hannan demonstrates how poetic sensibility alters the electric current of the world." - Trevor Ferguson

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