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Democratic Beauties

Democratic Beauties (Paperback)

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The latest collection of poetry by award-winning author, Glen Downie, confronts and attempts to decode various commercial artifacts of the twentieth century through the forms of prose poem commentaries and found poems. Democratic Beauties responds to these artifacts from the perspective of our current day, as well as puzzles out what their producers may have intended with them. In so doing, the book touches on a range of issues, including technological change, gender roles, notions of happiness and a society that cannot sustain itself without ever-increasing consumption.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Tightrope Books Publication Date: 01/12/2015 ISBN-13: 9781926639918  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Glen Downie was born in Winnipeg, worked in cancer care for many years in Vancouver, and now lives in Toronto, Canada. In 1999, he served as Writer-in-Residence at Dalhousie University's Medical Humanities Program. He has published several collections of poetry including Loyalty Management, which won the 2008 Toronto Book Award. His most recent books are Monkey Soap and Left for Right.

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