Rooster, Dog, Crow
By Jim Nason
|Subject||POETRY / Canadian, LGBT|
|Size||6 x 9 inches|
|Binding type||Soft Cover with Flaps|
In a world where upside-down politics dovetails with the carnivalesque, a love triangle unfolds between a belligerent Rooster, a happy-go-lucky meth-addicted Dog, and a gender-fluid Crow. Nason’s sixth poetry collection goes to the extremes of the creative mind to depict a world that is real and surreal, a place where women, men, and animals shape-shift and trade places, intermingle within each other’s feathers, coats, and skin. Sometimes these characters are the masters of decadence and desire, other times they question the very worlds they’ve invented. “Rooster Wears Stilts to the Pride Parade,” depicts a self-righteous, party-pooper bird shouting: Lower your banners, swallow your whistles! To hell with this stream of green, blue and youth.
Rooster, Dog, Crow is Jim Nason’s sixth poetry collection. He has also published a short story collection and his third novel, Spirit of a Hundred Thousand Dead Animals, will be released in the fall of 2017. His stories, essays and poems have been published in journals and anthologies across Canada and the U. S., including Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2008, 2010 and 2014. Jim holds degrees from McGill, Ryerson and York Universities and is the owner/publisher of Tightrope Books, Toronto.
He is the founder and organizer of Canada’s annual human rights poetry event, Meet Me in the Middle: Writers on Rights.
Jim has been a finalist for the CBC Literary Award in both fiction and poetry categories and is currently working on a new short story collection: Damned if You Do.
He has just completed his first play: The Red Bus in The Winter Woods.
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November 26, 2018
Quartet 2018 Launch in Calgary
Join us for the launch of Quartet 2018 at the new Calgary Library.
Our authors for 2018 are a diverse group whose work variously evokes images of a whirling griot dervish, an Arabic oral ruba'iyat linking climate change and the oppression of women, a military brat at the food of the Rockies, and anthropomorphized creatures that morph into a love song that renders queer lives both vulnerable and endearing.
- Rooster, Dog, Crow by Jim Nason
- Night Flying by Laurie Fuhr
- Nouveau Griot by Tanya Evanson
- Ruba'iyat for the Time of Apricots by Basma Kavanagh
A poem by Basma Kavanagh This book length poem comprises three major interwoven threads: Ahli, an auto/biographical thread about my Lebanese heritage; Astura, a grim tale linking climate change and the oppression of women, and Ana, a reflection on identity,...
By Laurie Fuhr These poems capture the ways of the great Canadian military brat, vanishing points, flights, and gothic perceptions. Shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry, these poems contain the rhythm of a musician and the eye of a owl....
By Tanya Evanson Nouveau Griot is the result of 20 years on stage and in studio. It is the text from four spoken word audio recordings made between 2004-2016: Invisible World, The Memorists, Language for Gods and ZENSHIP. This work is in the continuum of the griot,...