Popular NarrativesFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889222854 | Paperback

96 pages | Pub. Date: 19910101
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
Rights: WORLD

This book of prose poems strips down the codes and conventions that make up our society’s “popular narratives.” A revealing and witty, exploded view of our culture.

“Risqué metaphors … scandalously unpoetic … a powerful alternative to the orthodoxy of poetic beauty.”
—Smaro Kamboureli

By Frank Davey

Born in Vancouver, Frank Davey attended the University of British Columbia where he was a co-founder of the avant-garde poetry magazine TISH. Since 1963, he has been the editor-publisher of the poetics journal Open Letter. In addition, he co-founded the world’s first on-line literary magazine, SwiftCurrent in 1984. Davey writes with a unique panache as he examines with humour and irony the ambiguous play of signs in contemporary culture, the popular stories that lie behind it, and the struggles between different identity-based groups in our globalizing society—racial, regional, gender-based, ethnic, economic—that drive this play.

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