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Happinesswise (Poems)

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“Bennett’s artistry lies in his ability to create poems that shatter complacency with bricks of loaded language.” — Quill & Quire on Civil and Civic

“How are you doing, happinesswise?” This is the unifying thread, the casual-sounding but slant and penetrating question posed by these poems as they interrogate what we tell ourselves about happiness, about its opposite, and about ourselves in the process.

Happinesswise is both cacophony and chorus: it’s the voices of palliative patients and physicians, and the place where the dream state of a young pregnant woman clashes with the online reality of daily life. It’s personal too: a suite explores a five-year period of Bennett’s autistic son’s childhood, charting a journey of love and misunderstandings, of anxiety and celebration as the wonders of neurodiversity unfold.

There are elegies too. And confessional poems, like “On the Occasion of Her Swearing In,” where Bennett witnesses up close his friend’s remarkable transition from Afghan refugee and grassroots activist to member of parliament and cabinet minister. Other poems demarcate the gaps (literal and less so) found every day in rural Ontario, or consider personal, political, and cultural history within a series of loops and twists.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Jonathan Bennett
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    72
    Publisher:
    ECW Press (April 10, 2018)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781770414280
    ISBN-10:
    1770414282
    Weight:
    5.12oz
    Dimensions:
    5.5" x 8.5" x 0.25"
    Case Pack:
    77
    File:
    ATLAS-BTPS_covers_12282018-20181228.xml
    Folder:
    ATLAS
    List Price:
    $18.95
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    $14.02
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-ATLAS
    Discount Code:
    A
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