Poetry. A wide-ranging meditation by an accomplished poet on the uncontainable materiality of the world. From yoghurt tubs to pop-up books to bobcats, from cement trucks to lost socks to the products of conception, MEDITATIO PLACENTAE, Monty Reid's twelfth collection, is a book about unruly stuff. Stuff that functions but also stuff that exceeds, stuff that dreams. A gathering of short poems wrapped into longer sequences, this is a book that pays attention to the world, in all its dizzying forms.
Monty Reid was born in Saskatchewan, worked for many years in Alberta, and now lives in Ottawa. His books include Garden (Chaudiere), THE LUSKVILLE REDUCTIONS (Brick Books, 2008), and CrawlSpace (Anansi). Recent chapbooks include Kissing Bug (Phafours), Moan Coach (above/ground) and Site Conditions (Apt. 9). He has won Alberta's Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry on three occasions, the Lampman Award, National Magazine Awards, and is a three-time nominee for the Governor General's Award. He is currently the Managing Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine and Festival Director at VerseFest, Ottawa's international poetry festival.Author City: OTTAWA, ON CAN