Mayor Snow is about both the abdication and acceptances of responsibilities and inheritance: be they civic, personal, poetic. It begins with speaker-less evocations of corrupt and oppressive political atmospheres and ends with first-person narrative tales of domestic life in Al Purdy??s refurbished A-frame. All of these poems work in a shadow, be they forebears, tabloids, cultural markers or government watchdogs.
In the opening and closing sequences, narrative devices act as smokescreens to abstract illustrations of power, with the central sequence reflecting on the subject of dislocation. Parody and paradox are closely intertwined throughout, with the authority of power disrupted through dark humour, unexpected images and the deep resonances existing in apparently innocuous things: a well-worn (and literally powerless”) cabin, a baby daughter, a poem. The question of groundedness, whether literal, literary or familial, explores the terrain between the fearful and the familiar: Go outside. / Listen to dogs howl. // How do we live / without power?”
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|Size: ||1.8 MB|
|Publisher: ||Nightwood Editions|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9780889710870 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|