Busted is a poetic inspection into the rhetoric of things: governance, nation, hockey, language and liberty. A book of poems about the social forces that control us, and the way that we relate to those forces, and to each other.Through manifestos, fragments, lists, and other forms, this book examines the ways in which we knuckle under to the Powers that Be and the strategies that we develop to evade them. Razing the frames that still the possibilities of reason, nations, identity, morality and justice, it records, fragments and rails against the flaccid generic. This collaboration between two excellent, innovative writers is a kind of collage that examines the role that language plays in establishing relationships between ourselves and the institutions we create to govern us. A dazzling and revolutionary work that demands we never stop singing for liberty.
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abolish poetry alphabet ANTHEM arch white warp bold bpNichol Lane BULLETIN Busted Chant chronic civic clamour Coach House Books Colonials counter-load us crowd crave triangulation CREDO crowd rats dare dreadfully dubious emergence epic eponymous settler freedom fucking early fugue FULL-BLOWN gimme glory wait gorgeous mistake Greek GRIPE hard heap hewn Infinite decibel intellectual Jack kiss language league let us seek linguistic lout boot lyric memory Mimes mimicked moral musty brooder mutter never stop singing NUMBER obscure oh my musty oral culture overlay paradigm parodied pavilion pertormance pitch plaster rue Politics and art possible primal ramshackle remember REPUBLIC Rescind rhetoric rocketing rotating crystal counter-load ruse saucy scrap script sentiment Shaw shred singing tor Liberty SOCIAL COLUMN sonic soul tingles Stoop peep Venus stop singing tor sung sweeter tether thing TORCH SONG utopia vexed double sense wack the eponymous watch well-suited words spoken writing yean