Voices from a Farther Room. First Edition, Signed

By: SMITH, Douglas Burnet

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SMITH, Douglas Burnet. Voices from a Farther Room : Poems. Toronto : Wolsak and Wynn, (1992). First Edition. Pp. (8),9-72,(8). 8vo, blue art-illustrated card covers, white lettering to front and spine.

Cover art by Doug Melnyk.

Douglas Burnet Smith (b. 1949 in Winnipeg, Manitoba), long-time teacher at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

"In Voices from a Farther Room, Douglas Burnet Smith continues to explore the possibilities of voice beyond the personal. Moving even beyond the single, chilling personae of his awrd-winning, Smith pushes the "I" of these poems through the gateway of identity into a disturbing landscape of subjects, sentences and fiction so swift and strange in its shifts, it is as if we were reading by strobe-light. The central poem of the book, "See What You Think," charts the life of the mind the way it is lived now : cable-ready and remote-controlled. Voices from a Farther Room combines satire and meditation so that it is often impossible to say where comedy ends and tragdy begins, and vice-versa. There has been nothing like it before in Canadian poetry." - the rear.

The poems are arranged in three parts :

I.
"Rate of Exchange",
"Cowboy Minimalist",
"The Conditional Rules",
"Inaugural Exhibition",
"Incentives for the Self, Directions for Scars",
"Multiple Choice",
"Due Process",
"Remain Calm, Do Not Panic",
"'The Wooden Guardian of Our Privacy Quick on its Axle Turn'",
"Openings",
"Vico's Blues" ["Historians are brain-dead" - Stanley Fish],
"The New Revisionism",
"A Season in the Minors",
"Sounding Figures",
"Winter Letter".

II.
"See What You Think".

III.
"That Sort of Thing",
"Language Lab", "Cahmbers",
"A Taxonomy",
"Clamour and Hope",
"The Seam Allowance",
"In-Flight Movie",
"For and Against Closure in the Mock-Epic",
"Dr. Seuss at the Planetarium",
"The Art of the Copy",
"Pollination",
"Low Tide, Rathtrevor Beach",
"Woman in Paint",
"To an American Friend",
"Variable Cloudiness",
"To Flee Ourselves as Others Flee Us",
"The Decoy Café",
"New Northern Insurance",
"Theory of Everything",
"Monument to an Obligation to Burn a Bridge",
"Invertred Commas Used to Impale Their Contents",
"Greek Dream",
"Motion",
"Bringing the Axe Down",
"The Sweat Factory" and
"P.S."

Very good. Signed, without inscription, by the author. 25.00

Title: Voices from a Farther Room. First Edition, Signed

Author Name: SMITH, Douglas Burnet

Categories: 41,

Publisher: Wolsak and Wynn, Toronto:, 1992, ISBN:0919897320:

ISBN Number: 0919897320

ISBN Number 13: 9780919897328

Seller ID: 57795

Keywords: LITERATURE POETRY CANADA SIGNED NOVA SCOTIA CANADIAN POETS LITERARY VERSE,