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Description - Human Resources by Rachel Zolf

Write for buyers. Write for bosses. Think hyper. Think branding. Tell your visitor where to go. Poetry and 'plain language' collide in the writing machine that is Human Resources. Here at the intersection of creation and repackaging, we experience the visceral and psychic cost of selling things with depleted words. Pilfered rhetorics fed into the machine are spit out as bungled associations among money, shit, culture, work and communication. With the help of online engines that numericize language, Human Resources explores writing as a process of encryption. Deeply inflected by the polyvocality and encoded rhetorics of the screen, Human Resources is perched at the limits of language, irreverently making and breaking meaning. Navigating the crumbling boundaries among page, screen, reader, engine, writer and database, Human Resources investigates wasting words and words as waste -- and the creative potential of salvage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781552451823
ISBN-10: 1552451828
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Coach House Books
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Rachel Zolf

Rachel Zolf is the author of two poetry collections: Masque (Mercury Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and Her absence, this wanderer (Bus-chekbooks, 1999), which was a finalist in the CBC Literary Competition. Zolf lives in Toronto and was the founding poetry editor for The Walrus magazine.

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