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A Nightwood Editions title, distributed by Harbour Publishing

ISBN 13: 978-0-88971-245-4
ISBN 10: 0-88971-245-X
Price: $17.95 CAD; $17.95 USD
5.5 x 8 - 80 pp
March 2010
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A second book by award-winning poet and physiologist Jim Johnstone.
Shortlisted: CBC Book Club's Bookie Award for Best Poetry Collection (2010)

Book Description

Patternicity contains a suite of poems that won a 2008 CBC Literary Award and follows the author’s debut book of poems, The Velocity of Escape (Guernica Editions, 2008). As a physiologist currently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, Johnstone’s work is informed by a scientific approach, his own corporeal environment and an exploration of “the unreliability of language, regardless of how it’s relayed.”