A Walker in the City by Méira Cook

By Méira Cook

Shortlisted for the 2012 Aqua Lansdowne Prize for Poetry

A interesting, ambling, loitering secret tale in verse, a whoizzit instead of a whodunit.

In this cutting edge and arresting narrative poem, Méira Cook's walker, a tender girl, is a personality being written by means of an "old urban poet," who's in flip being written by means of one other poet, for whom the younger girl, "Ms. Em Cook," has been an amanuensis. regularly witty and sometimes hilarious, feather-light involved, the e-book is an wonderful exploration of great matters: early life and age; lifestyles, demise and rebirth; the (dis)connection of language and fact; culture and the now. it's an assemblage of 7 nesting sections, every one of them a kind of chapbook chatting with all the others and rounding out an extended poem of significant freshness. A Walker within the urban is exceptional, probably the most unique books Brick has ever published.

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