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The heart, writes Margaret Christakos, is 'a public organ of private damage.' The poems in Excessive Love Prostheses confess, rather than deride, the complexities of contemporary desire, describing a subject that is both public and private, physical and virtual.

Excessive Love Prostheses takes the confessional lyric poem and runs it through Kathy Acker's Cuisinart. Christakos shapes a sensory surfeitry of pornography, cautionary nursery rhymes, mothering, bisexuality and the paradoxes of feminism into poignant analogies for contemporary obsessions and ailments; here are the voices of construction workers, staple sorters, obstetricians, video technicians and others, shattered and sorted by a practiced writerly hand. The result is a near-ecstatic tribute to the hyper-embodied intelligence of a new millennial subject.

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Margaret Christakos begain her career in 1989 with a book of diaristic poetry called Not Egypt, published by Coach House Press. Since then, she has published the poetry collection Other Words for Grace (1994), The Moment Coming (1998) and Wipe Under a Love (2000). Her novel Charisma (Pedlar, 2000) was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award in 2001. She lives in Toronto with her partner and their three children.

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...Perhaps the most experimental, stylish, original young poet and fiction writer in Canada at this time. -- Di Brandt

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