Adam Getty | Repose | Gazelle Books


Adam Getty

Author: Adam Getty [ ISBN: 0889712190 : 9780889712195 | Format: Paperback | Size: 140 x 235mm | Pages: 88 | Weight: .122 Kg. | Published: Harbour Publishing (Nightwood Editions) – April 2008 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies

“Repose” is an exploration of the definition of cultural freedom;

it is a pointed look at an obsession with production, and a comparison of natural and urban environments that shape our lives. Getty argues that our lives are so tightly controlled by non-negotiable experiences of employment that for the majority of people employment is anything but a democratic process. Getty’s attempt to find spontaneity and a modern idiom by writing in traditional poetic styles mirrors a cultural attempt to find freedom and vitality. By meticulously studying the poetic techniques of the past, Adam Getty has put new wine into old wineskins: he has found a voice that is erudite, disciplined and, ultimately, free.

Adam Getty

was born in Toronto and currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario. He has had his poetry published in journals in both the USA and Canada. His first full length book, Reconciliation, won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book of poetry and was shortlisted for the 2003 Trillium Award.


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