Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit special hardcover edition

Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit special hardcover edition

Special Edition

Written by: Harvey, Mikko

Oneiric, fabulist, hilarious, surreal. No single term seems to sufficiently contain Mikko Harvey’s delightful, cheeky, absurdist, inimitable debut poetry collection. This specially designed and bound hardcover First Edition of Mikko Harvey's poetry collection is limited to 50 copies.

A bomb and a raindrop make small talk as they fall through the air; a visit to the phlebotomist evolves into a nightmarish party; a boy notices himself turning into a piano key. Reading Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit is like spending the day at a strange amusement park. At first the rides appear familiar—then you realize they possess the power to not only thrill and terrify, but destabilize your very notion of amusement. These poems veer sharply away from what’s normally expected of poetry, instead bringing readers to that darkened, awkward, interior space where we are free to be most ourselves.

Oneiric, fabulist, hilarious, surreal. No single term seems to sufficiently contain Mikko Harvey’s delightful, cheeky, absurdist, inimitable debut poetry collection. This specially designed and bound hardcover First Edition of Mikko Harvey's poetry collection is limited to 50 copies.

A bomb and a raindrop make small talk as they fall through the air; a visit to the phlebotomist evolves into a nightmarish party; a boy notices himself turning into a piano key. Reading Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit is like spending the day at a strange amusement park. At first the rides appear familiar—then you realize they possess the power to not only thrill and terrify, but destabilize your very notion of amusement. These poems veer sharply away from what’s normally expected of poetry, instead bringing readers to that darkened, awkward, interior space where we are free to be most ourselves.

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc - Apr 3, 2018
Specifications pages | 5.5 in x 8.5 in
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PRAISE FOR MIKKO HARVEY AND UNSTABLE NEIGHBOURHOOD RABBIT:

“Bizarre but compelling, Harvey’s poetic “playground” is fascinating territory.” ? Toronto Star

“A startling debut.” ? Winnipeg Free Press

“Lively, sometimes intense, and linguistically inventive.” ? Quill & Quire

“All words are adult, said Maurice Blanchot. And this book is saying to words (like “nature”) die! *gently* die! And be born again: babies, children, reindeer. So, don't read this book if you don’t want to think like a child (and don’t read it if you don't think childthought is absolutely magnified). Don’t read this book if you don’t want to lose your I. Don’t read this book if you don’t want to cry.” ? Darcie Dennigan, author of Madame X and Palace of Subatomic Bliss

“In Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit, as it should be the case, natural elements act like neighbours and old friends, people act like animals, animals act like people, names determine fate, rice and goats and bowls determine how we interpret the world, our palms control our thinking, our imaginations are celebrated and called upon to take responsibility for what they call into existence, our imaginations transform us as necessary, everything is a sign, everything is heroic and epic and fragile, everything matters, the wind can undo our shoelaces.” — Dara Wier, award-winning author of Reverse Rapture

PRAISE FOR MIKKO HARVEY:

“[Harvey] is able to transform ordinary experiences into revelations about the world and our place within it. These poems blend humor and observation, often in close proximity, and make excellent use of voice, whether spoken or filtered through narration. A thoroughly commendable series of poems, and I am thankful for having the opportunity to read them.” — Mary Biddinger, author of A Sunny Place with Adequate Water and Small Enterprise

“The author of these poems has an energy that promises a life in poetry and also delights this reader. The poems are witty, smart, fun, and written with authority … they are memorable. I kept coming back to them and enjoying them all over again … maybe the best test of all for the best poetry.” — Kelly Cherry, author of The Woman Who and The Retreats of Thought