Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. In this wide-ranging collection, Andrew DuBois rounds up some 200 reviews of contemporary Canadian poets (from Jordan Abel to Jan Zwicky); American poets, memoirists, and novelists; and twenty-first century literary critics. With an approach that balances careful attention to aesthetics and style with an over-arching commitment to the crucial role of the arts in our personal and social lives, DuBois describes the objects under his discussion with a clarity and precision that aims to be both fair to the artists and enlightening for the reader. Eschewing obscurity, exiling jargon, and resisting political boilerplate, START TO FIGURE is a compelling record of over twenty years of critical response, from a lover of genuine art, meant to educate and entertain.
Andrew DuBois is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is the author of Ashbery's Forms of Attention and He We Her / I Am White, as well as co-editor of The Anthology of Rap and Close Reading: The Reader.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN