Myrmurs: An exploded sestina

Myrmurs: An exploded sestina
Myrmurs: An Exploded Sestina is a love poem for living systems and a lament for the violence of neocolonialism. Ants, languages, and neighbourhoods are admired for their self-organizing structures even as the violence at their roots makes ethical demands on poet and reader alike. With visual marginalia by David Bateman, this book draws on and interrogates medieval textuality and scientific vocabularies and modes of inquiry.
Publication Year: 
2015

Maguire, Shannon

Shannon Maguire's first collection, fur(l) parachute, was a finalist for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She was also a finalist for the bpNichol Chapbook Award (2013) and the Manitoba Magazine Award for Best Suite of Poetry (2012). Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including the Best American Experimental Writing of 2014 (OmniDawn), CV2 and Jacket 2. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph, an MA in English from Brock University, and is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Myrmurs is her second collection.