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  • Published: 15 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780771005572
  • Imprint: McClelland & Stewart
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $27.99
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Admission Requirements



A debut collection from a startling new voice in Canadian poetry.


The poems of Admission Requirements attempt to discover what is required of us when we cut across our material and psychic geographies. Simultaneously full and empty of its origins, the self is continually taxed of any certainties and ways of being. The speaker in these poems is engaged in a kind of fieldwork, surveying familiar and foreign places, gardens, communities and the haphazard cityscape, presenting the reader with uncomfortable truths and the many paradoxes of subsumed histories. With understated irony and unsettling imagery, the poems address the internal conflicts inherent in contemporary living.

  • Published: 15 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780771005572
  • Imprint: McClelland & Stewart
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

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Praise for Admission Requirements

Praise for Phoebe Wang:  • "Phoebe Wang's ekphrastic poems remind me that art is not just an object to be viewed passively but is an interaction, worth climbing inside and inhabiting. With a curious, restless mind she experiences these paintings and sculptures through searching reflection and fresh imagery . . . well worth reading and thinking about." -- David O'Meara  • "Startling. . . . Her poems respond to the fluid energy-field borders between life and art rather than to artworks alone. . . . She draws images on the word in the same way that conceptual art drew words and concepts onto/into the image. [Her work] engages not just the meditations on permanent human experience an artwork arouses, but everything in the surrounding era and consciousness of the viewing, singing, commenting self. Wang's grasp of the contemporary gives new readings to the classic." -- A. F. Moritz

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