ROMANS/SNOWMARE

ROMANS/SNOWMARE

By Cam Scot
Subjects: Poetry
Paperback : 9781927886274, 120 pages, October 2019
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Description

Both a daybook of anti-capitalist ideation and a homoerotic reinvention of the prairie long poem, this unique debut resonates with a love of language and experiment.

Written from within the strictures of the working day, the book's title poem issues from a practice of daily collage, comprising the first layer of a potentially interminable personal epic.

As a lyric counterbalance, a central section follows a punk band throughout dozens of countries connected by and subjugated to capital. These poems attempt to preserve the superficiality and sincerity of fast-paced social engagement, alluding to the material conditions that permit some people--tourists, artists, musicians--free movement at the expense of others.

A beautifully intelligent, playful, and meticulously written book, ROMANS/SNOWMARE deftly circles the perimeter of the self while drawing the communal inward.