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Forage by Rita Wong

Book Description

Self-described as "impassioned rants against the abuses of power", Rita Wong's latest collection of poems is a vividly described, fierce commentary on our international political landscape and the injustices it breeds. All of the poems in "Forage" hold sharply modern and timely opinions that are aching to tear off the page and race down the street in a whirl of fury and Third World pride: "the time for business as usual is over. It died with the first colonial casualty". "Forage" is accompanied by marginalia, Chinese characters and photos that give depth to the political context in which most of Wong's poems are situated. Wong's ability to bridge cultures and contexts is clear; she is instructive without being pedantic, and thought-provoking while still calling forth humour and beauty. This is an important work written for an important time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780889712133
ISBN-10: 0889712131
Format: Paperback
(135mm x 190mm x 8mm)
Pages: 85
Imprint: Nightwood Editions
Publisher: Nightwood Editions
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rita Wong

ita Wong has written four books of poetry: undercurrent (2015), forage (2007, awarded the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and Canada Reads Poetry 2011), sybil unrest (with Larissa Lai, 2008), and monkeypuzzle (1998). She teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, on the unceded Coast Salish territories also known as Vancouver, where she learns from water.

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