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A Nightwood Editions title, distributed by Harbour Publishing

NOT YET PUBLISHED
ISBN 13: 978-0-88971-356-7
ISBN 10: 0-88971-356-1
Paperback
5.5 x 8 - 150 pp
April 2019
CAD$18.95 • USD$18.95

Visual Inspection

Book Description

Composed over a period of profound illness, Visual Inspection is a searching reflection on poetry, power and our embodied lives. Shaped by matching elements of literary history, poetic practice, contemporary art, politics and ecology with Rader’s own experience of chronic illness and pain, Visual Inspection writes into and through what is accessible to our minds and bodies. Part memoir, part essay, part poetic investigation, the text guides us through kaleidoscopic meditations on disability, access, vision, redaction, pain, illness and death. Set primarily in the central Okanagan, Visual Inspection is a codex of references, artifacts and associations that, taken as whole, revisions access as process and art as experience.