House of Anansi Press

The Polymers

Written by Adam Dickinson

Published April 13, 2013 | ISBN 9781770892170
POETRY / Canadian

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128 pages | 8.5 in × 5.5 in
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Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

The Polymers

Adam Dickinson

The Polymers is a bold new work from one of our most ambitious poetic minds. Structured as an imaginary science project, the varied pieces in this collection investigate the intersection of poetry and chemicals, specifically plastics, attempting to understand their essential role in culture. Through various procedures, constraints, and formal mutations, the poems express the repeating structures fundamental to plastic molecules as they appear in cultural and linguistic behaviours such as arguments, anxieties, and trends.

A wildly experimental and chemically reactive work, The Polymers thrills and provokes. You’ll never look at the world of a poem — or the world itself — in the same way again.

Awards and Praise
  • Short-listed Governor General's Literary Awards, 2013