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Donato Mancini

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ISBN 10: 1554200857 / ISBN 13: 9781554200856
Published by New Star Books, 2014
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Title: Loitersack

Publisher: New Star Books

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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If the loitersacke be gone springing into a taverne, I'll fetch him reeling out.

Loitersack is 17th century slang for a lay abed, a lazybones. In his new book Loitersack, Donato Mancini (You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence, Bookthug, 2012) extends his inquiry of Canadian poetry and poetics in the form of a book that contains poetry, poetics, theory, theory theatre, and laugh particles.

In many ways a companion piece to You Must Work Harder, Loitersack works through some of the problems and questions Mancini posed in that work, a more manifest (if not traditional) work of criticism. Loitersack is in some senses a commonplace book a scrapbook of borrowed quotations in other senses it is the poet's personal book of critical reflections, describing a broad topography of poetic knowledge. Like all Mancini's work, it's wired for explosive laughter; and as in all his previous work, Mancini sets out to write a book unlike anything else he or anyone else, for that matter has ever read.

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Writer / critic / visual artist Donato Mancini is the author of Loitersack (2014), You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence (2012), Buffet World (2010), Fact 'N' Value (2010), Aethel (2008), and Ligatures (2005). The Hamilton, ON native lives in Vancouver, where he enrolled in the PhD program at the University of BC.

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