Book reading and signing: Adeena Karasick

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:00pm


Travel Alcove
McNally Robinson
Saskatoon, SK
52° 8' 3.732" N, 106° 38' 51.5616" W

This Poem is an ironic investigation of contemporary culture and the technomedia-saturated world in which we are enmeshed. Composed in the style of Facebook updates and extended Tweets, Karasick’s sixth explosive collection is a self-reflexive romp through the fragments of post-consumerist culture, opening itself with provocative immediacy to the otherness of daily carnage while interrogating the tradition of the Canadian long poem.

Adeena Karasick is a poet, cultural theorist and the critically acclaimed author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory. She is currently Professor of Global Literature at St. John’s University. Her writing has been described as “electricity in language” and noted for its “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory”. Karasick is a featured poet on the Heart of a Poet series and is the winner of the MPS Mobile Award recognizing her as being the world’s first “Mobile Poet”.