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A Nightwood Editions title, distributed by Harbour Publishing

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ISBN 13: 978-0-88971-305-5
ISBN 10: 0-88971-305-7
Paperback
5.5 x 8 - 88 pp
September 2014
CAD$18.95 • USD$18.95

The things I heard about you

"Prose poems, soundtracks, minifictions—the lyrical, multi-faceted pieces in The things I heard about you record the ways in which language makes and unmakes us."
—Jen Currin

Book Description

Shortlisted for the 2014 Robert Kroetsch award for innovative poetry, The things I heard about you is an exploration of precision and the unspoken, executing a process whereby vignettes and scenes break apart into fragments, rumours or suggestions of the original story. When stories decompose or self-destruct, the results vary, producing an effect of texture and syntactic transformation. This is a book of tidal memories and elegies, love songs to the coast and all its inhabitants. The things I heard about you is Alex Leslie’s debut poetry collection.