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Fit to Print is a collaborative series of poems whose format on the page is modelled on that most quotidian of reading materials - the newspaper. The writing itself displays a concern with daily events, and news factual and quasi-factual, emphasizing their information overload. Structured on patterns of meaning that foreground linguistic materiality, these poems negotiate the newspaper format to enact a fusion of mass culture with an innovative writing practice.
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Karen Mac Cormack is the author of eight previous books of poetry, including Quirks & Quillets, Marine Snow, and The Tongue Moves Talk. Her work has appeared in such anthologies as The Art of Practice: Forty-five Contemporary Poets, Out of Everywhere: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in North America and the UK, and Moving: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women. Born in Zambia, she is based in Toronto.Review:
"It was Marshall McLuhan who pointed out that to read a newspaper is to experience Cubism in the everyday world. What FIT TO PRINT offers is a revivification of an avant-garde format eroded by quotidian habit. Columns and disjunction come alive again in a landmark book of transatlantic collaboration... What news would be if news could desire and escape along lines of flight." -- Steve McCaffery
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Book Description Coach House Books, 1994. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP86884865
Book Description Coach House Books January 1994, 1994. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. used trade paperback edition. lightly shelfworn, corners perhaps slightly bumped. pages and binding are clean, straight and tight. there are no marks to the text or other serious flaws. Seller Inventory # 1128012
Book Description Coach House Books, 1998. Condition: Used - Very Good. VG paperback. 1st ed. A tidy copy in tight binding. Seller Inventory # BOOKS099833I
Book Description Coach House Books, U.S.A., 1994. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Paperback with dust jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo with 62 pages. This book comes with a personal letter and pictures from the author Karen Mac Cormack and is also signed by her on the title page: "For Maxime, new news, at the Toronto Launch 19 Janurary 99 with love, Karen." The book is in very good condition with minimal shelfwear. The dust jacket is in good condition with very slight bumping to the edges and 2 very slight pen marks (1 cm each) at the back. The interior is clean and tight. The spine is white with black text. Size: 8vo. Inscribed-signed By Author. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 022025
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