Faking it: Poetics and Hybridity, Critical Writing, 1984-1999

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NeWest Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 280 pages
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According to Fred Wah, the act of thinking critically is one of exploration and discovery. In this book, Wah demonstrates how writing poetry is writing critically. This scrapbook of Wah's work -- collected from fifteen years of his writing -- contains essays, reviews, journals, notes and, most importantly, poetic improvisations on contemporary poetry and identity. Faking It was written between 1984 and 1999 -- during major shifts in critical thinking and cultural production -- and the hybrid style of the book is an apt reflection of these changing times, as well as a reflection and study of Wah's own hybrid identity.

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Noted Canadian poet#44 Fred Wah is a Governor General s Award recipient #40poetry#41 and author of many published works including the award winning biofictionDiamond Grill#46 Involved in publishing and teaching internationally in poetry and poetics since the early 1960s#44 he is currently professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Calgary#

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