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- DescriptionA rich collection of poetic images from a debut author. - Kirkus Reviews Meditative, playful and strange, the poems in Counterfeit Skin blend three distinct identities. There are observational poems, deeply aware of lineage and history, friendship and family, travel and inhabitance, and the struggle to be a self tugged in many directions. Then there are poems by an often awestruck lover, who spurs the imagination on to confess love as a cephalopod but also fears what's unsayable in love, what love forgets to say until it's too late. Finally, there are poems that marvel at peculiar cultural artifacts, from kung fu and cartoons, to comic books, magic shops and post cards. Acclaimed author of We Are All Good If They Try Hard Eugh, poet Mike Young describes this collection as a book with a great core heart...a surprising heart, the way the personal/historic concerns emerge as something directed at a lover, the way they get an urgency from a self t just trying to understand itself for its own sake but to be able to cast out toward ather. Yi-Sung Oliver Ho lives in Toronto. He has published several books for children, and his poetry and n-fiction have appeared in various magazines, including Descant, The New Quarterly and PopMatters. He has also written for the comic book anthology Holmes Incorporated, and co-written a sketch comedy revue that was performed on Toronto's Second City mainstage in 2012. He works at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. His website is www.OliverHo.ca.
- Author BiographyYi-Sung Oliver Ho lives in Toronto. He has published several books for children, and his poetry and non-fiction have appeared in various magazines, including Descant, The New Quarterly and PopMatters. He has also written for the comic book anthology Holmes Incorporated. He works at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. His website is www.OliverHo.ca.
- Author(s)Yi-Sung Oliver Ho
- Date of Publication06/09/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight209 g
- Width216 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine4 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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