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Foreign Body
Guernica Editions, Fall 2011
112 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550713534
ISBN10: 1550713531
English
Translated from the French
$5.95 Canada, $5.95 US

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The woman speaking in these poems is speaking of the body. Though she has a body with a head, she has a head that fails to understand her body. She is a woman whose head understands a language, but one not shared by the man she loves or wants to love. Theirs is a love-hate story between two foreign tongues that have nothing in common but the flesh. A tale of bodily couplings outside language, outside the world, and out of time; linguistically, a tale of madness. Sex has shattered her sentences.

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