Counterfeit Skin

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About the author:
Yi-Sung Oliver Ho lives in Toronto. He has published several books for children, and his poetry and non-fiction have appeared in various magazines, including Descant, The New Quarterly and PopMatters. He has also written for the comic book anthology Holmes Incorporated. He works at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. His website is www.OliverHo.ca.

Counterfeit Skin
 

Poems

Authored by Yi-Sung Oliver Ho

"A rich collection of poetic images from a debut author." - Kirkus Reviews

Meditative, playful and strange, the poems in Counterfeit Skin blend three distinct identities.

There are observational poems, deeply aware of lineage and history, friendship and family, travel and inhabitance, and the struggle to be a self tugged in many directions. Then there are poems by an often awestruck lover, who spurs the imagination on to confess love as a cephalopod but also fears what's unsayable in love, what love forgets to say until it's too late. Finally, there are poems that marvel at peculiar cultural artifacts, from kung fu and cartoons, to comic books, magic shops and post cards.

Acclaimed author of We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, poet Mike Young describes this collection as a book with "a great core heart...a surprising heart, the way the personal/historic concerns emerge as something directed at a lover, the way they get an urgency from a self not just trying to understand itself for its own sake but to be able to cast out toward another."

Yi-Sung Oliver Ho lives in Toronto. He has published several books for children, and his poetry and non-fiction have appeared in various magazines, including Descant, The New Quarterly and PopMatters. He has also written for the comic book anthology Holmes Incorporated, and co-written a sketch comedy revue that was performed on Toronto's Second City mainstage in 2012. He works at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. His website is www.OliverHo.ca.




Publication Date:
2012-09-06
ISBN/EAN13:
1479205885 / 9781479205882
Page Count:
78
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / Canadian




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