Need Machine

By (author): Andrew Faulkner

Need Machine clamours through the brain like an unruly marching band. Both caustic and thoughtful, these poems offer a topography of modern life writ large in twitchy, neon splendor, in a voice as sure as a surgeon and as trustworthy as a rumour. Honest, irreverent and sharply indifferent, this book will hogtie you with awe.


Andrew Faulkner

Andrew Faulkner is the author of one book of poetry, Need Machine, and several chapbooks, one of which was shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award. He has an MFA from the University of Guelph and lives in Picton, Ontario, where he works as the managing editor of Invisible Publishing.


‘After reading Mr. Faulkner’s incredible book something happened. I began to feel bad for the person I was before reading his poems, I felt bad that I had been living without the joy and wonder of this book for so long. Faulkner’s poems illuminate the world we live in, engage in its humour and strangeness, its sadness and bravery. The poet writes: “I’ve strapped dynamite to your heart / and jammed a bit between your teeth. How bored you must have been/ before you met me.” And he’s right. It was so goddamn boring before we met him.’ – Matthew Dickman

‘Faulkner exercises a perceptive grasp on the double-life of a young and intelligent mind, which attempts
to navigate life amid all its contradictions. His poems are filled with an intense but subtle rage, exhaustion and playfulness-the kind of stuff young punks can only mimic in attire to understand.’ – subTerrain


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72 Pages
7.84in * 5.44in * 0.26in


March 01, 2013


Coach House Books



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