Saturday, 24 December 2011

Li'l Bastard: Canadian Poetry Book of 2011

A little Christmas Eve cheer - I'd like to recommend to all you Boxing day shoppers David McGimpsey's book of hilarious, pop-savvy, literate yet modestly-colloquial chubby sonnets (his term), Li'l Bastard.  This is one of the key directions Canadian poetry and poetics has taken, thanks to Dr McGimpsey, in the last decade - and if you want to hear what Canada sounds like now when it is being smartly funny, here you go.
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