Eschewing prevailing poetic fashion, Sooner reimagines poetry as a kind of cubist fascination, at times even a fascination with fascination itself. In Sooner, Christakos's most tender, lucent book to date, we find the delusory spiral reasoning of artistic schools; the fluid politic of desire, gender and domesticity; the recurrent trials of revulsion and arousal -- all shined through Christakos's unique prismatic style to emerge in new, striking and often dissonant syntaxes. This is the music of a keenly tuned mind listening to all of its stations at once, a poetry of menace and possibility, clear sight and ambiguity, love and darkness, jealousy and light. If to know is to feel precisely, as another poet once suggested, Christakos makes it clear the opposite may be just as true, and that the devil is still in the details: You don't know what you think or feel. You only think and feel you know, and wave from the window...
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Author Biography - Margaret Christakos
Margaret Christakos lives in Toronto. Her poetry collections are Sooner (Coach House, 2005, a finalist for the Pat Lowther Award), Excessive Love Prostheses (Coach House, 2002, winner of the 2003 ReLit Award for Poetry), Wipe Under A Love (The Mansfield Press, 2000), The Moment Coming (ECW Press, 1998), Other Words for Grace (The Mercury Press, 1994) and Not Egypt (Coach House, 1989). Her novel Charisma (Pedlar Press, 2000), was shortlisted for the Ontario Trillium Award. In 2004-05, she held a Canada Council Writer's Residency at the University of Windsor. She has given readings across Canada since 1989, and has worked as an editor, production coordinator, events curator and teacher. Her work regularly appears in literary journals across Canada and the U.S., and has been anthologized widely.