By (author) Louise Bak
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Gingko Kitchen by Louise Bak
Book DescriptionRanging widely from extreme intensity to breathy ethereality, these poems challenge preconceptions about race, culture, sexuality and language. Bak's liberal spicing of her sometimes startling uses of English argot put her poetry at the forefront of feminist discourse in a series of texts that are at once confrontational and conciliatory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781552450086
(101mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Coach House Books
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 24-Feb-1994
Country of Publication: Canada
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A collection of poetry that reinvents the English language as a sharp and challenging post-modern argot that combines terminology ranging from Cantonese and Mandarin to Latin, Korean, punk and Klingon. It presents a concentrated manner of conveying sexual and traumatic experience in a language of extreme metaphor.
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Author Biography - Louise Bak
Louise Bak was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1972 and has lived in Toronto since 1991. She is the author of Tulpa (Coach House Books, 2002), Gingko Kitchen (Coach House Books, 1997) and emeighty (Letters, 1995). Louise has gained widespread attention as the co-host of Sex City, Toronto's only radio show focused on intersections between sexuality and culture. Her performance work has appeared in numerous galleries, festivals and video collaborations. She also hosts a salon series called The Box, which encourages communication creative borders. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Toronto in SESE and Women's Studies.
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