Toronto poet Andy Weaver's third poetry collection is interested in how language can and cannot grapple with the problem of how we experience and relate to the present moment, and how language both explains the problem but also provides a false sense of comprehension. Through experimental poetry, challenging texts, and philosophical matters, this is interested in the politics of aesthetics and in aesthetics as politics, and attempts to tackle the problems and ethics of putting extra-linguistic elements into language. As Weaver writes: "Language is, at its heart, this-ness, something too immediate to ever be understandable.
Andy Weaver is the author of two previous books of poetry: were the bees (NeWest, 2005) and gangson (NeWest, 2011). He teaches contemporary poetry and poetics at York University. His home life is dominated by the rule of ones: one wife, one son, one cat, one dog, and one house plant. All are lovely.
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