The Politics of Knives

By (author): Jonathan Ball

Winner of the 2013 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry (Manitoba Book Awards)

If David Lynch crashed into Franz Kafka in a dark alley, the result might look like The Politics of Knives. Moving from shattered surrealism to disembowelled films, these poems land us in a limbo between the intellectual and the visceral, between speaking and screaming. Finding the language of violence and the violence in language, Jonathan Ball becomes the Stephen King of verse.

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Jonathan Ball

Jonathan Ball teaches English, film and writing at universities in Winnipeg. He is the author of Ex Machina and Clockfire, which was shortlisted for a Manitoba Book Award. Ex Machina considers the relationship between humans, books and machines, and Clockfire contains 77 plays that would be impossible to produces. Both books were published under Creative Commons licenses, so you can remix their contents. Ball was also shortlisted for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba writer. Visit www.jonathanball.com.

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Dimensions:

96 Pages
7.54in * 5.16in * 0.35in
0.31lb

Published:

October 15, 2012

Publisher:

Coach House Books

ISBN:

9781552452622

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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