The Hottest Summer in Recorded History

The Hottest Summer in Recorded History With her signature eye for irony and sensuality Elizabeth Bachinsky s latest book of poetry The Hottest Summer in Recorded History balances a youthful playfulness with observational maturity Bachin

  • Title: The Hottest Summer in Recorded History
  • Author: Elizabeth Bachinsky
  • ISBN: 9780889712768
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • With her signature eye for irony and sensuality, Elizabeth Bachinsky s latest book of poetry, The Hottest Summer in Recorded History, balances a youthful playfulness with observational maturity Bachinsky strings together seemingly non sequitur images, capturing in these poems the commonality of raw intimacy, dark humour and a sense of immediacy Her vision is unapologetWith her signature eye for irony and sensuality, Elizabeth Bachinsky s latest book of poetry, The Hottest Summer in Recorded History, balances a youthful playfulness with observational maturity Bachinsky strings together seemingly non sequitur images, capturing in these poems the commonality of raw intimacy, dark humour and a sense of immediacy Her vision is unapologetically bold, finding the erotic in everyday moments and keenly capturing the complicated truths of life in a powerfully candid style.

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    1. It's another morning. Isn't that a good thing?I do what I do every morning, I get upfrom a dream. This morning it was a dreamin which I arrived at a dinner table filledwith poets I didn't know but who all knew me.What a terrible feeling to be known by poets.George Bowering says there are few things so boringas other people's dreams. Still, we spenda full third of our lives sleeping and someof that, quite a lot, is spent dreaming.Anaïs Nin says dreams are necessary to live, but she is a differen [...]

    2. Canadian poetry’s ultimate funny girl, Elizabeth Bachinsky, launches a new collection this month. The Hottest Summer in Recorded History showcases Bachinsky’s signature tongue-in-cheek wit and wise tomfoolery. Her poems bat a naïve eyelash at you, only to sink their teeth in when you get too close. She throws her lot in with small town failure and urban chaos. The Hottest Summer traverses from Silverman Lake of the Fraser Valley where “… your legs sink through/endless trucked-in silt fi [...]

    3. Bachinsky's book, although often compelling, also often seems clever for clever's sake too often, like she's working hard to be cool, to work the in jokes (so many poems dedicated to other poets that don't open up for this reader), at the expense of the poetry. She can write a line, she can write some strong poems, but then there are others that are just flat.

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