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For Display Purposes Only

David Seymour

"Whip-pan-smart, fleet and protean, David Seymour's poems seem to contain the speed of the age. I love their ranginess and ambition, the way they rove through a here-and-now teeming with there-and-then, their speakers' flights and turnings through the blizzard. This is a different world, and we live in it." --Paul Farley

"For Display Purposes Only is fighting trim, and poem after poem is a knockout blow." -- National Post

"We are met at the front door of this book by an energized curiosity and a humane amusement. Worlds only notionally, minimally there become fully dimensioned, clearly edged under Seymour's attention. David Seymour is a magician."--Tim Lilburn

These poems pause for the spectacle--cloning technologies, super-slo-mo photography, narcotic cab rides--to describe a system of tripwires, pitfalls, and decoys that the notion of daily viewership entails. These poems are paeans to our facility for duplicity and self-deception, in which the act of living is like a movie we're not in.

David Seymour's first collection, Inter Alia, was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award. He works in the film industry.


Book Details

  • Publisher: Coach House Books
  • Publish Date: May 7th, 2013
  • Pages: 72
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.40in - 0.30in - 0.30lb
  • EAN: 9781552452745
  • Categories: CanadianCanadianSubjects & Themes - General

About the Author

David Seymour: David Seymour's Inter Alia was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award. His poems have been included in three Best Canadian Poetry anthologies, shortlisted for the CBC Literary Award and used as song lyrics for The Warped 45. David lives in Toronto, where he works in the film industry.

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