Thing Is

Thing Is
ISBN10:
0771005555
Genre:
Pages:
96
ISBN13:
9780771005558
Goodreads Rating:
4.00
Published:
March 28th 2017 by McClelland & Stewart

A startling and hip new collection of poetry from a dual American/Canadian citizen who's already making waves on the literary scene. Suzannah Showler's bracing, intense second collection is equal parts cultural critique and phenomenological investigation. Building on the enlightened skepticism of her much-praised debut, Thing Is puts the hashtag age through some much-needed paces. Witty, cutting, heartbroken and cautiously hopeful, these poems are really about "aboutness," about what it means to be alive right now. They also nimbly advance the longstanding poetic argument for the value of considered attention: "What follows from / what you know is / not the same thing / as knowledge. Even / when you get it right."